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Dr. Bart RadolinskiDr. Juan Litvak, and Dr. Mark Rosenblum are board-certified urologists specializing in robotic surgery. Along with Dr. Murray LiebermanDr. Niz Maruf, and Dr. Kathleen Sterling, they are part of Urological Consultants, and they are dedicated to providing quality, compassionate urology care to patients in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Washington, DC.

Washington Robotic Surgery was created to help inform patients with kidney and prostate cancer of their robotic surgical treatment options. Please contact us with any questions you might have or to schedule an appointment.

about daVinci

Referred to by many as robotic surgery for prostate cancer or kidney cancer, da Vinci prostatectomy and da Vinci partial nephrectomy are more accurately described as robot-assisted, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgeries that are quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of prostate and kidney cancer following early diagnosis… (more)

why choose us?

Since helping to establish the robotic surgery program at Suburban Hospital in 2008, Dr. Litvak and Dr. Radolinski have focused on developing a personalized, team-oriented approach to the care of their patients. … (more)

your visit

For any questions, or to schedule an appointment with one of our robotic surgeons, please contact us at 301-530-1700. You can meet with us at either our Bethesda or Germantown locations in Maryland. A member of our staff will help guide you through the process of making your visit as rewarding as possible.

news

  • August 2014 – Additional data support effectiveness of prostate cancer screening
  • August 2014 – Multinational, multi-institutional study suggests robotic prostatectomy has the lowest rate of positive surgical margins (lowest rate of residual cancer left after surgery) compared to laparoscopic and open prostate surgery for prostate cancer
  • July 2014 — Dr. Radolinski named Chief, Division of Urology at Suburban Hospital
  • March 2014 – Updated data in recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that surgery to remove the prostate (radical prostatectomy) leads to fewer deaths from prostate cancer when compared with watchful waiting or active surveillance, especially in men younger than 65
  • March 2014 – New international and multi-institutional study indicates that robotic prostatectomy reduces the relative risk of residual cancer tissue being left behind by 25% when compared with traditional, open prostate surgery to treat prostate cancer; fewer additional therapies, such as radiation and/or testosterone suppression were required in patient who were treated robotically as well
  • March 2014 – Very large Canadian study suggests that surgery (prostatectomy) leads to fewer complications and side effects when compared with radiation as the primary treatment option for prostate cancer, including a 3-fold decrease in the rate of the development of secondary/subsequent cancers
  • March 2014 – Landmark study indicates that minimally invasive prostatectomy (including robotic prostatectomy) reduces risk of complications and death from surgery to treat prostate cancer when compared to open prostatectomy
  • March 2014 – Dr. Litvak, Dr. Radolinski, and Dr. Rosenblum elected to the 2014 Washingtonian Magazine‘s Top Doctors list recognizing them as some of the best urologists in the Washington area
  • February 2014 – Large, multi-institutional study suggests that surgery to remove the prostate (prostatectomy) leads to the best long-term cancer control results and overall survival in men treated for prostate cancer when compared with radiation and observation
  • October 2013 – Dr. Litvak named to Super Doctors list recognizing him as one of the area’s top urologists as voted on by his peers
  • September 2013 – New study indicates that minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (laparoscopic and robotic) has fewer complications than open prostate surgery
  • April 2013 – Dr. Rosenblum wins Suburban Hospital’s Humanitarian Award at the Annual Meeting
  • April 2013 – Dr. Radolinski named to the Super Doctors Rising Stars list, recognizing him as one of the area’s top urologists as voted on by his peers (learn more about the selection process)
  • April 2013 – International study indicates that robotic prostate surgery has better results than laparoscopic prostate surgery
  • March 2013 – Dr. Litvak will moderate the 10th Annual Men’s Health Symposium at Suburban Hospital, “What Men Should Know About Their Prostate” on Thursday, June 13th, at 6:00pm
  • November 2012 – Grow a mustache to help raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer during the month of Movember!
  • November 2012 – Join FOX Sports in supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation in raising prostate cancer awareness
  • October 2012 – Recent data indicate no significant association between prostate cancer risk and testosterone levels—normal and elevated testosterone levels did not increase risk of prostate cancer
  • October 2012 – Recent international study reports that prostate cancer screening with PSA blood test reduced risk of developing metastatic (spread beyond the prostate) disease by 42%
  • September 24, 2012 – Dr. Radolinski and Dr. Rosenblum participate in Suburban Hospital’s annual prostate cancer screening during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • August 2012 – Recent study indicates that robotic prostate surgery for the treatment of prostate cancer offers an improvement in erectile function results over the traditional, open technique
  • August 2012 – Recent study indicates that robotic prostate surgery for the treatment of prostate cancer offers a an improvement in urinary continence results over the traditional, open technique
  • August 2012 – New study suggests that screening for prostate cancer with PSA blood test significantly reduces risk of development of metastatic disease
  • June 2012 – Recent study from the Cleveland Clinic suggests that robotic approach offers advantage over standard laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for complex kidney tumors
  • June 22, 2012 – Dr. Radolinski presents “Managing the Incidental Adrenal Lesion: a Practical Approach” at Suburban Hospital Grand Rounds to share the benefits of a robotic surgical approach in the treatment of adrenal gland tumors
  • May 2012 – Dr. Litvak elected Chief, Division of Urology at Suburban Hospital
  • March 2012 – International European study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that screening for prostate cancer with PSA blood test reduces risk of death from prostate cancer by almost 30%
  • March 2012 – Landmark US study indicates robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer has fewer complications when compared to the traditional, open technique
  • March 2012 – New international study suggests that partial nephrectomy (removal of just the tumor) for kidney cancer reduces the overall risk of death when compared to total or radical nephrectomy (removal of entire kidney)
  • March 2012 – Recent study indicates that laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for certain types of kidney and ureteral cancer has fewer complications than the traditional, open approach
  • March 2012 – Washington Robotic Surgery urologists named to 2012 Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors list, recognizing them as some of the best urologists and urology surgeons in the Washington, DC area
  • February 2012 – Recent international study indicates robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction (blockage of kidney drainage) is a safe and effective treatment option
  • January 2012 – This season, the NHL helps support prostate cancer awareness with their “Hockey Fights Cancer” program by partnering with Zero: the Project to End Prostate Cancer
  • January 15, 2012 – Dr. Radolinski and Dr. Rosenblum appear at the annual NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo at the Washington, DC Convention Center, discussing top health issues for men. Doreen Gentzler from NBC4 Washington served as host
  • December 2011 – Recent study indicates minimally invasive prostatectomy (including robotic prostatectomy) results in fewer deaths and complications than traditional open surgery
  • November 2011 – Dr. Radolinski and Dr. Litvak perform first robotic pyelolithotomy (removal of large kidney stone) at Suburban Hospital
  • November 2011 – The American Urological Association (AUA) encourages patients to get involved in the discussion regarding the recommendation of the US Preventative Services Task Force on PSA screening for prostate cancer.
  • November 2011 – Large, international study indicates that surgery for prostate cancer reduces risk of death by almost half
  • October 2011 – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers localized prostate cancer treatment decision guide online
  • October 7, 2011 – The American Urological Association (AUA) responds to the recommendations of the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force on PSA screening for prostate cancer, and states that their recommending against PSA screening does a “great disservice” to men worldwide
  • October 3, 2011 – The doctors of Washington Robotic Surgery again participated in Suburban Hospital’s annualfree prostate cancer screening program
  • October 2011 – Recent study suggests that partial nephrectomy decreases the risk of death when used to treat small kidney tumors (when compared against total nephrectomy)
  • September 30, 2011 – Watch Dr. Radolinski on “Washington Post Live” at 10:30pm this Friday on Comcast SportsNet discussing men’s health and prostate cancer screening
  • September 19, 2011 – Join Dr. Mario Eisenberger of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center for Suburban Hospital’s 6th Annual Prostate Cancer Symposium – “Prostate Cancer 2011: The Changing Landscape of Treatment” to learn more about new drugs and chemotherapy regimens available for prostate cancer
  • September 2011 – Suburban Hospital joins the NFL in supporting the Know Your Stats campaign for prostate cancer awareness
  • July 2011 – Recent Harvard study indicates decreased complications, blood transfusions, and length of hospital stay after minimally invasive (robotic) prostate surgery when compared with traditional (open) prostate surgery
  • June 2011 – Dr. Radolinski and Dr. Maruf perform the first robotic nephro-ureterectomy (removal of both kidney and ureter for a certain type of kidney cancer) at Suburban Hospital
  • May 2011 – Recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that surgery for prostate cancer is superior to observation (“watchful waiting”)—it has better rates of survival and leads to fewer long-term health complications, especially in healthy patients with low-risk disease
  • March 2011 – Join Erin Andrews and Digger Phelps of ESPN online at On The Line to learn more about prostate cancer awareness
  • December 2010 – New review of studies indicates better results (including better cancer control) and fewer complications in men treated with robotic surgery (prostatectomy) for prostate cancer when compared with traditional, open surgery
  • November 2010 – Recent study in Cancer (journal of the American Cancer Society) indicates that surgery leads to improved survival in men with prostate cancer, especially with more aggressive disease, when compared with external-beam radiation therapy and androgen-deprivation therapy (“hormones”)
  • November 9, 2010 – Dr. Radolinski gives a lecture to the community on Men’s Health and enlarged prostate symptoms and their treatment options at Suburban Hospital
  • September 2010 – Dr. Litvak and Dr. Radolinski participate in Prostate Cancer Screening program, as a part ofProstate Cancer Awareness Month
  • September 2010 – Dr. Radolinski talks about da Vinci robotic surgery and prostate cancer in a podcast forSuburban Hospital (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
  • September 2010 – Recent study indicates that when compared with removal of the entire kidney, partial nephrectomy (kidney tumor removal) may improve survival for patients with kidney cancer
  • August 2010 – Suburban Hospital joins the NFL in supporting the Know Your Stats campaign for prostate cancer awareness
  • July 2010 – New study indicates that PSA screening for prostate cancer in men can be as effective as breast and colon cancer screening
  • March 2010 – Washington Robotic Surgery urologists named to 2010 Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors list, recognizing them as some of the best urologists and urology surgeons in the Washington, DC area
  • June 2009 – Dr. Radolinski gives lecture on robotic da Vinci surgery at Suburban Hospital’s Men’s Health Symposium
  • May 2009 – Dr. Radolinski gives an interview on robotic surgery in Suburban Hospital’s Ask the Expert, a recurring online segment on relevant health topics
  • March 2009 – American Urological Association president issues response to New York Times articles regarding PSA for prostate cancer screening—stresses need for continued prostate cancer screening
  • February 2009 – Dr. Litvak and Dr. Radolinski perform the first da Vinci robotic partial nephrectomy (removal of kidney tumor) at Suburban Hospital
  • December 2008 – Dr. Litvak and Dr. Radolinski perform the first da Vinci robotic surgery (prostatectomy) at Suburban Hospital (featured in New Directions magazine)