Oncologic and reconstructive surgery with a robotic assist
Robotic-assisted urologic surgery has been available at Bay Area Hospital since 2013. Procedures available with the da Vinci Xi Surgical System include:
- Prostatectomy (removing all or part of the prostate gland)
- Nephrectomy (removing all or part of a kidney)
- Pyeloplasty (correcting a blockage between a kidney and the ureter, the tube that takes urine to the bladder)
- Cystectomy (removing all of the bladder, with bladder substitution)
This is not a complete list of available robotic-assisted surgeries. Consult your physician to learn whether robotic surgery is the right option for you.
Dr. Leo Kusuda
Leo Kusuda, MD, is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. After more than a quarter-century of practicing urology, he added robotic surgery to his list of accomplishments in 2014.
Dr. Kusuda was born in Newark, N.J., and studied bioengineering at Johns Hopkins University. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and completed a urology residency at California’s Oakland Naval Hospital in 1986. He completed a three-year fellowship in urologic oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York in 1993.
Much of Dr. Kusuda’s medical career was spent in the military. As a U.S. naval officer, Dr. Kusuda served as an associate professor at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. He retired with the rank of captain in 2007. He now practices at North Bend Medical Center.
Dr. Kusuda is a member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Government Services Urologists and the Oregon Medical Association.