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And it is time for our ongoing series on scientific freedom in America -- tonight.
We look at -- new regulations may be interfering with one of the most promising and exciting new developments in Madison.
Robotics surgery for prostate cancer and other -- is.
We are joined by Fox News contributor and author of the inner Paul's doctor Marc Siegel and doctor David somebody.
He is an innovative and robotic surgery and a vice chairman of the department of urology and outside a medical center.
In New York edition doctors Marty thank you very animated some surgery in my throat right now this case has it you we have done.
Some breakaway stuff on that particular prostate cancer where.
In the past is led all sorts of complications.
And indeed you know which which we go into but you -- over 3000.
Of these surgeries tell us how -- work.
-- robotic surgeries -- minimal invasive procedure for prostate cancer and you're absolutely right this procedure.
Used to -- involved incontinence sexual dysfunction and the quality of life for -- wasn't that great and guess what but they're not happy.
The wife and the partners in the -- we're not going to be had to.
So the last decade.
-- really have taken that the procedure to open surgery and converted to this minimally invasive procedure.
Now obviously is technology dependent its experience and the expertise of the physicians CK just go out there -- get the -- by the -- you know.
Do the operations but.
With time and the team that we build specially announce on and we've been able to take care of a lot of men an hour and half of surgery.
No -- applause and they're able to really go home with no blood loss because very often transfusions were necessary to parties prostate -- -- -- surgeries I guess what -- 24 hours after surgery.
These guys are going home to their families so we've come a long way it's and as a result they're able to have great quality of life cancer free and for me as a surgeon can have sex he cannot say -- what -- -- -- -- restored our doctor in what way if Fannie.
Our new regulations particularly Obama -- affecting this incredible research.
-- -- because the most important thing here David is that.
He is -- -- -- he's too -- to tell you this is an artist he's one of the best in the world at this particular procedure when obamacare gets a hold of it.
-- independent Medicare advisory board is gonna look at the overall statistics of all kinds of people.
-- this robot that shouldn't be using it that don't have his outcomes they can't judge the art of medicine so it's gonna be in jeopardy they're gonna make an across the board decision.
Really think that this panel that it's set up to decide what procedures are necessary what are not necessary will say.
Sorry if you're over seventy years or so you're not entitled this kind of -- there's no question about it and they're gonna say well wait a minute what's the overall statistics on this -- the truth is what they should be saying.
Is that only people like doctor somebody should be doing it.
He was telling me before we came on here about how radiation therapy and he can tell you this better than I -- how it's cost so much.
And the outcomes are not the same.
But the government doesn't have the ability to opponent and they could this distinction between one treatment and another to joke they look at very superficial start -- -- their tooth.
-- that's going on over here we can come per for example of the status of robotic surgery in America -- robotic surgery across Europe and I have done a lot of surgeries.
In France and other countries we just carried by the year before Athens the truth is that this technology is expensive and we are all paying for it.
In order to take care of our Harold they're the patience -- -- always about our patients you've got to make sure that we take care of them now.
It's war it what has worked really well in America but he hasn't taken off over there because of decision to social -- in other words that this social medicine that they have over their social welfare over there is preventing these surgeries from -- -- that's exactly right and another thing related to that if you keep extending this blanket so that anyone can use it whenever they want I -- the -- syndrome.
You end up with such skyrocketing health cost that when the bureaucrats get involved they try to bring -- all down.
And great technology like this gets jeopardized and doctors -- money is saving lives that's the bottom line he has not only not only making lifestyles better of those people get this kind of surgery but also saving lives those -- might be lost.
If certain individuals -- didn't have access to this treatment there's no question about it and one of my jobs is to screen people and decide who need to go to see him -- all of this is in jeopardy they don't like the term death panels but this certainly suit puts it war in context -- Gresham Barrett thank you very much doctor some -- graduation is on your wonderful work breakaway stuff doctor -- good as he again got.
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