DaVinci© Prostatectomy is the #1 choice for treatment of localized prostate cancer in the United States and is rapidly being chosen by more men, as well as their doctors, worldwide. DaVinci© Prostatectomy is a minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical procedure that removes the cancerous prostate gland and related structures. The board-certified physicians at Tennessee Urology Associates, PLLC, in Knoxville, Tenn., are specialty-trained in DaVinci© procedures.
DaVinci© Urologic Procedures
A new category of surgery, enabled by the DaVinci© Surgical System, is being used by an increasing number of surgeons worldwide for prostatectomy and other urologic procedures including:
- DaVinci© Cystectomy
- DaVinci© Partial Nephrectomy
- DaVinci© Pyeloplasty
- DaVinci© Radical Prostatectomy
This minimally invasive approach, in which your surgeon utilizes the latest in computer and robotic technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy—removal of the prostate gland to treat cancer—in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. Using DaVinci©, your surgeon has a better tool to spare surrounding nerves, which may enhance both your recovery experience and clinical outcomes.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the DaVinci© Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. All surgeries involve the risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Surgery with the DaVinci© Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual; it may not be applicable to your condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine whether DaVinci© Surgery is appropriate for your situation. The clinical information and opinions, including any inaccuracies expressed in this material by patients or doctors about DaVinci© Surgery, are not necessarily those of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and should not be considered as substitute for medical advice provided by your doctor.
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DaVinci© Surgery Providers
Dr. Walter C. Chiles III, earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, TN in 1999. He served his general surgical residency and received his post graduate training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and was Chief Resident in the Department of Urology from 2004 thru 2005 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He has been past Chief of Surgery at Baptist West Hospital and served on numerous hospital advisory committees.
Dr. Chiles III is a member of the South Central Section of the American Urological Association, the American Urological Association, and the American Association of Clinical Urologists. He was awarded the Phizer Scholar Award in Urology in 2004 and also has made a number of presentations at professional urological assemblies. Dr. Chiles was certified by the American Board of Urology in 2007 and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. LeRoy earned his medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina in Greenville, North Carolina in 2006, earning Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) distinction. He completed general surgery internship and urology surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.
Dr. LeRoy maintains memberships in several societies, to further urology he has published professional articles, book chapters, and has several articles pending. Dr. LeRoy has sat on several committees’ and performed research in several areas.
He has joined the physician’s and staff at Knoxville Urology Clinic directly from his residency with the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Lischer received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Dallas Texas in 1998, earning Alpha Omega Alpha distinction. He completed a general surgery internship and urology surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He served as Chief Resident at the Mayo Clinic Department of Urology in 2003-2004. Dr. Lischer was certified by the American Board of Urology in February 28, 2006 and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He has been past Chief of Surgery at Baptist West Hospital and has served on numerous hospital advisory committees. He serves on the board of directors for the Knox Area Stone Center.
Dr. Lischer maintains membership in many professional societies including the Mayo Fellows Association, The American Medical Association, The American Urologic Association, the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Clinical Urologists. For the advancement of the field, Dr. Lischer has authored research grants, published professional articles and presented papers, abstracts and videos at professional urological assemblies.
Dr. Ramsey graduated in medicine from the Medical College of Ohio in 1997. Postgraduate training in surgery and specialty training in urology was completed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ramsey is certified by the American Board of Urology. Dr. Ramsey’s practice has a special concentration in robot assisted laparascopic procedures, including prostatectomy, partial and total nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and ureteral reconstruction. Dr. Ramsey is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Ramsey has performed over 1200 prostatectomies with the daVinci robot.