Watch an interview with David I. Lee, MD, the Chief of Urology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Urology at Penn Medicine.
"My specialty is urology, but within urology I have a very narrow focus, which is minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery. And so I was lucky enough to be on the forefront of the experience with this technique and technology of robotic assistance surgery."
"I've done over 2,200 of these robotic processes, technically operations, to date. This is one of the biggest experiences in the world with this procedure, and by far, the biggest experience in the local Philadelphia area."
"Experience really sets us apart at Penn Medicine. I think that's the benefit to the patient, where we have clinicians who are very experienced at providing minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer, for bladder cancer, for kidney cancer."
"What gives me the most satisfaction after having done all of these operations is the very smooth course that most of the patients go through. The patients very often comment to me that they had zero pain going through the whole procedure. I still find that very difficult to believe sometimes, but I've had so many patients tell me that, that I really do believe it now."
"I'm David Lee. I'm Chief of Urology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Urology at Penn Medicine."