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History of Nerve-Sparing Prostate Cancer Surgery with Herbert Lepor, MD
Episode 785th September 2023 • The Dr. Geo Podcast • Dr. Geo Espinosa
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Dr. Geo converses with Dr. Herb Lepor, the esteemed Chairman of Urology at NYU Langone Health. (Quick note: He's also Dr. Geo's boss, so expect some fun dynamics!) Dr. Lepor's deep involvement in this field, particularly alongside Dr. Patrick Walsh, makes him an authority. Together, they delve into their co-authored research on the nerve-sparing technique, tracing its origin and understanding its significance in today's medical paradigm.

In this episode, they explore:

- The latest breakthroughs in prostate cancer treatments.

- A comparative discussion on open versus robotic prostatectomy.

- A deep dive into focal therapies and where prostate cancer treatments are headed.

But there's more to medicine than just procedures and techniques. Dr. Lepore is approaching a rare milestone: 30 years as the chair of a medical department. What does leading with consistency and vision take in an ever-evolving domain like urology? Dr. Lepore shares his insights, challenges, and the human side of his extraordinary journey.

Join Dr. Geo as he engages with Dr. Herb Lepore, exploring the advancements in prostate cancer care and the stories behind a stellar leadership legacy.


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DISCLAIMER: This audio is educational and does not constitute medical advice. This audio's content is my opinion and not that of my employer(s) or any affiliated company.

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