July 13, 2007 13:24 ET

ORLive Presents: da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Prostatectomy -- a Less Invasive Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Live Webcast: August 8, 2007 at 2:00 PM EDT (18:00 UTC) From Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia

NORFOLK, VA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2007) - Surgeons at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia will perform robotic prostate surgery in front of thousands of viewers during a live surgery webcast.

Using remote controls from across the room, Wednesday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m. surgeons will operate the da Vinci® robot during a less invasive prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer. Through five tiny incisions, robotic arms and a camera are inserted during the procedure to not only remove cancerous tissue but to help preserve the patient's nerve function and minimize risk of complications. Hosted by urologist Dr. Michael Fabrizio with the surgery performed by urologist Dr. Raymond Lance, viewers get a look into the operating room to learn more about prostate cancer and its treatment options.

Sentara Healthcare, a premier not-for-profit health care provider in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, is comprised of more than 87 sites of care including 7 acute care hospitals, 2 outpatient care campuses, 7 nursing centers, 3 assisted living centers, and 43 primary care practices. Sentara also offers a full range of award-winning health plans, home health and hospice services, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, mobile diagnostic vans, and ground and air medical transport services, including Nightingale -- the Hampton Roads region's first air ambulance service.

da Vinci® is a registered trademark of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG)

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Contact Information

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    Alex Fraser, MBA
    Director of Marketing
    OR-Live / slp3D, Inc.
    860-953-2900 x 214
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