Urologic Surgical Associates of Delaware
We are pleased to announce our expanded office hours offering evening appointments on Tuesdays in addition to same day/next day appointments during 12-1pm. Please call us now for an appointment at (302) 571-8958 or by using our online appointment form.

USA Delaware is pleased to announce that Fran Schanne, MD, FACS has been voted a "2013 Top Doc" by the readers of Delaware Today.

We are proud to be the first urologists in Delaware to offer robotic surgery for prostate cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancer using the da Vinci Surgical system.

Top Doctors
"Smooth Operators" article featuring Dr. Schanne!

Comcast NewsMakers
Featuring Dr. Schanne describing prostate cancer treatment using the da Vinci Surgical System.

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Robotic Surgery Overview
Da Vinci Robotic Rovsing (also known as Robotic Assisted Rovsing) is the most advanced method of performing laparoscopic renal cyst decortications or removal (also known as a rovsing procedure). This minimally invasive procedure coined its name from the Da Vinci© Robot, which is manufactured by “Intuitive Surgical”.

The Robot combines the latest achievements in medical technology and laparoscopy including:

Surgeon’s console and patient side cart
High-performance InSite® Vision System
Proprietary EndoWrist® Instruments
Surgeon’s console and patient side cart
High-performance InSite® Vision System
Proprietary EndoWrist® Instruments
  • Ergonomically designed surgeon’s console
    While sitting comfortably at the console, the surgeon operates while viewing a 3-D color image of the surgical field.
  • Patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms
    (three instrument arms and one endoscope arm) Endowrist instruments execute the surgeon's commands through the key-hole port sites in the patient's abdomen. Surgical team members assist the surgeon by properly installing the Endowrist instruments.
  • High-performance InSite® Vision System
    with high-resolution 3-D endoscope provides real-time 3-D images of the operative field, with magnification of 12-15 times. This advanced technology spares nerves and delicate tissues during the operation, which plays an important role in patients’ fast recovery and maintenance of the patients' sexual and urinary function.
  • Proprietary EndoWrist® Instruments
    The instruments are designed with seven degrees of motion that mimic the movements of the human hand and wrist. All movements of the surgeon hands are translated into precise movements with micro-instruments.

Robotic surgery involves no incision but great precision. Compared to conventional open surgery, robotic surgery allows for less pain, faster recovery, less blood loss, fewer side effects, and better long-term results. Robotic surgery has been so successful in radical prostatectomy that in the United States it is now the number one treatment for prostate cancer.

At USA Delaware, we use robotic surgery for each of the following:
(see separate patient briefs listed below on our website)

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