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Crouse Hospital Presents Prostate Cancer Forum With Urological Expert On Monday, April 26

03/30/10

Former Duke University Medical Center Urological Surgeon, now Interim Chief of the Dept. of Urology at Crouse, Discusses Latest Treatments, Gives Hands-on Demonstrations 

Prostate cancer, the most common non-skin cancer found in males, will affect one out of every six men during their lifetime. In 2009 alone, nearly 193,000 cases were diagnosed in the U.S., a number expected to increase. Yet despite the high prevalence of this disease, early detection and advanced treatment techniques have been attributed to decreased prostate cancer death rates. Few physicians understand these trends better than national urological and robotic surgery expert David Albala, MD, who will host Crouse Hospital’s men’s health prostate cancer forum, free and open to the public, on Monday, April 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Crouse Hospital’s Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave.

Dr. Albala, the new interim chief of the Department of Urology at Crouse, will address numerous concerns, including the latest treatments for prostate cancer and benign enlargement, as well as the use of minimally invasive robotic surgery. During the program, you’ll have the opportunity to “test drive” the da Vinci surgical robot to see first-hand how this minimally invasive technology operates.

Light refreshments will be served, and parking is free in the Marley Education Center garage and the Crouse Hospital garage. Please call 315/472-2464 to make a reservation.

About David Albala, MD
Dr. Albala joined the medical staff at Crouse Hospital in March 2010. Formerly the director of the Center of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at Duke University, Dr. Albala comes to Crouse with more than 18 years of clinical and teaching experience. Dr. Albala is considered a leading national and international expert in laparoscopic and robotic urological surgery, and has performed more than 1,100 prostatectomies using the daVinci surgical robot. He has also conducted operative demonstrations in over 32 countries and 23 states and has trained 16 fellows in endourology and advanced robotic surgery.

About Crouse Hospital
Crouse Hospital is a 506-bed, not-for-profit healthcare provider serving patients from a 16-county area in Central and Northern New York. The hospital provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient and community health/wellness services that reflect its mission to provide the best in patient care and promote community health. Crouse has been named “Business of the Year” by the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and a “Top 100” Performance Improvement Leader by Thompson Healthcare for its financial, operational and quality progress. In 2008, Crouse became the first (and only) U.S. hospital to receive Workforce Management magazine’s Optimas Award for General Excellence. For more information visit www.crouse.org.


Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232
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