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CMHS Seminar to Focus on Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery

Ventura, California, 09/08/2009

Breakthroughs in da Vinci Robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The Seminar is sponsored by KVTA Radio and LiveStrong Foundation.

Paul Silverman, M.D., a Ventura urologist and a da Vinci-trained surgeon, will lead the seminar that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

Dr. Silverman, who is on staff at Community Memorial Hospital, will discuss the historical development and current use of the minimally-invasive da Vinci robot for prostate cancer surgery. He will explain the benefits of robotic surgery in general and how it is being used in other disciplines, as well as his own experience with the da Vinci robot at CMH.

Dr. Silverman received his medical degree at the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, and completed an internship in general surgery as well as a residency in urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is a member of the American Urological Association as well as the AUA Western Section, California Urological Association and the California Medical Association.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call 652-5436, or visit