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Fighting Prostate Cancer

The first time Ken Rakusin ever came across the name, Inderbir Gill, it was in one of the alumni magazines that he gets from USC. His PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level was elevated at the time and the story on Keck Medicine of USC’s top urologist caught his eye. The second time he heard the name Read more

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Gift from grateful patient to support urology research and innovation

A noted local philanthropist has given a donation to support urology research and innovation at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Grateful patient Joseph “Bud” Cashen, 84, a U.S. Marine who served two tours of duty in Korea and was one of the founders of Century 21 Real Estate, said he was motivated to support Read more

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USC surgeries are broadcast live during worldwide event

Two surgeons from the USC Institute of Urology were among the principal featured participants in a worldwide 24-hour live robotic surgery event held Oct. 26 at Keck Medical Center of USC and at 11 other leading robotic centers on every continent except Antarctica. In all, more than 2,000 viewers from about 60 countries registered to Read more

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USC surgeons describe groundbreaking procedure in Journal of Urology

Inferior vena cava control for which individualized surgical planning is necessary, including locations of many blood vessels to be clamped and indicators of the extent of Levels I, II and III thrombi, and the relative sizes of the obstructions. A new article published by the Journal of Urology details a pioneering robotic surgical procedure Read more

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On-air with USC’s robotic surgery expert

Inderbir Gill, MD, founding executive director of the USC Institute of Urology was the special guest on The Conversation – a radio show dedicated to current health issues. Click here to listen to USC’s urology expert discuss robotic surgery with Ali Kasraeian, host of The Conversation.

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The Honest Truth About Female Pelvic Health

For Sharon Beeching, 51, running is like meditation — her time to get away and clear her mind. But, two years ago, she noticed an uncomfortable change in her body. With every warm-up jumping jack and running stride, she would sense urine leakage. Beeching doesn’t listen to music as she runs, preferring the sound of Read more

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A Matter of Trust

Changing doctors places a patient on a remarkable road to recovery from bladder cancer The first doctor told Larry Urish he was dehydrated. “Come back in three months,” the doctor said. When his condition didn’t improve, a second doctor told him, “Let’s wait it out.” The third doctor told Urish he had an aggressive tumor Read more

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