My urologist informs me that a software routine is under testing for the DaVinci Robotic Surgical System with regards to the buccal mucosal onlay graft, and penile flap onlay graft urethroplastic procedures. We should see their availability by mid-2012, he stated that it will allow for better positioning of the graft with more precise suturing capabilities, and a shorter O.R. time.
Also, another pharmaceutical company is looking into manufacturing Urised <---LET'S HOPE THIS HAPPENS
That's all folks! Enjoy your Christmas and New Year holidays!
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