SOURCE: slp3D

July 11, 2006 07:15 ET

ORLive Presents: da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy -- Offers Reduced Pain, Trauma, Less Blood Loss, Less Post-Op Pain, Faster Return to Normal Activities

Live Webcast: From Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, WI: August 10, 2006, 10 a.m. CDT (15:00 UTC)

WAUKESHA, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2006 --ProHealth Care will broadcast a surgery live via the Internet during a webcast at 10 a.m. CDT, Thursday, August 10. The surgery will be a robotic prostatectomy procedure using the da Vinci Surgical System at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. The live webcast can be viewed on www.or-live.com.

Brian Butler, MD, ProHealth Care urologist, will perform the surgery, and Jon Auger, MD, ProHealth Care urologist, will moderate the event. The webcast will give viewers the opportunity to see the robotic surgery as it happens, and to ask questions of the surgeon and moderator during the live event.

"Robotic prostatectomy is the latest, cutting-edge surgical option available today to treat men with prostate cancer," says Brian Butler, M.D., F.A.C.S., ProHealth Care urologist and surgeon for the August 10 Webcast. "There are benefits to having a robotic prostatectomy surgery as opposed to traditional prostatectomy; however, robotic surgery is not right for every man diagnosed with prostate cancer. In combination with our prostate care coordinator, the webcast is a great way for us in the Center for Prostate Care to partner with our patients and to educate them and empower them to make the decision that's best for them and their families."

The da Vinci® Surgical System was made possible for patients of Waukesha Memorial Hospital by a generous gift from community members Ned and Elfie Gallun. Thanks to this incredible support, Waukesha Memorial Hospital is one of only a handful of sites in Wisconsin to offer the da Vinci robot. da Vinci® is a registered trademark of Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG).

About the Center for Prostate Care

ProHealth Care's Center for Prostate Care is dedicated to treating men with prostate and other urological and genital cancers. Every patient's care is coordinated and administered in one facility by a team of specialists. Plus a Care Coordinator makes the journey easier by guiding patients through all aspects of diagnosis and treatment. Located at Waukesha and Oconomowoc Memorial Hospitals, the Center for Prostate Care serves prostate cancer patients from Waukesha County and all of southern Wisconsin.

Visit http://www.or-live.com/prohealthcare/1595 now to learn more and view a program preview.

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Contact Information

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    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing slp3d Inc. / OR-Live
    860-953-2900 x214