WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu March 24, 2011
Innovative Cancer Treatment Used in Kentucky Cuts Down on Recovery Time, Scarring
Louisville, Ky – Two doctors at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville are using innovative technology to treat cancer patients. It's called Transoral Robotic Surgery, and it features the state-of-the-art Da Vinci Surgical System. A surgeon uses a console to control a camera, scalpel, scissors, and other instruments that remove cancerous tumors from the head, mouth, and neck. In many cases, patients have a dramatically reduced recovery time. Kevin Willis went to Louisville to meet the surgeons involved and a patient who had a cancerous tumor removed from the base of her tongue.