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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 medicine.
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 in a vice chairman of the department of urology and outside -- medical center.
In new York and doctors Marty thank you very animated some surgery in my throat right now for -- -- -- it you we have done.
Some break away 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 performer over 3000.
Of these surgeries tell us how -- work.
It's -- robotic surgeries are 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 gonna be have to.
So the last decade.
We really have taken that the procedure to open surgery and converted -- -- this minimally invasive procedure now obvious -- technology dependent.
It's experience and the expertise of the physicians TK just go out there -- get the -- by the mixing you know.
Do the operations but.
With time and the team that we have built specially announce on that we've been able to take careful a lot of men in our -- -- surgery.
No -- applause and -- able to really go with no blood loss because very often transfusions were necessary to parties prostate -- -- total 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 -- -- the -- 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 -- -- -- used to humbled to tell you this is an artist he's one of the best in the world at this particular procedure when Obama -- gets a hold of it.
The independent Medicare advisory board is gonna look at the overall statistics of all kinds of people.
Using 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 -- set up to decide what procedures are necessary and what are not as -- will say.
Sorry if you're over seventy years or so you're not entitled this kind of -- there's no question about it in the 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 -- -- 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 hone in and they could this distinction between one treatment another -- joke they look at very superficial start doctors -- their truth.
That's going on over here we can -- -- for example the status of robotics surgery in America.
Person robotics surgery across Europe and I have done a lot of surgeries.
In France and other countries -- just -- by the year before patents the truth is that this technology is expensive and we are all paying for it.
In order to take care of our -- -- the -- I'm always about our patients you gotta make sure that we take care of them now.
It's war in what has worked really well in America but he hasn't taken off over their because of the say the social -- in other words -- this social medicine that they have over their social welfare over there is preventing these surgeries -- -- -- 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 called the over use syndrome.
You end up with such skyrocketing health cost that when the bureaucrats get involved they try to bring it all down.
And great technology like this gets jeopardize and doctors -- money is saving lives that's a bottom line he has not only not only -- 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 -- -- -- -- -- -- all of this is in jeopardy they don't like to turn death panels but -- certainly -- it -- -- war in context -- -- -- thank you very -- -- some -- graduation -- on -- wonderful -- -- stuff doctor -- -- -- --