Penn Medicine News Release
PHILADELPHIA A minimally invasive surgical approach developed by head and neck surgeons at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The da Vinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Sunnyvale, California) has been cleared for TransOral otolaryngologic surgical procedures to treat benign tumors and select malignant tumors in adults.
Drs. Gregory S. Weinstein and Bert W. OMalley, Jr. of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicines Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery founded the worlds first TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) program at Penn Medicine in 2004, where they developed and researched the TORS approach for a variety of robotic surgical neck approaches for both malignant and benign tumors of the mouth, voice box, tonsil, tongue and other parts of the throat. Since 2005, approximately 350 Penn patients have participated in the worlds first prospective clinical trials of TORS. These research trials compromise the largest and most comprehensive studies of the technology on record... read more
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