SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - November 18, 2015) - Interventional radiology has been described as the surgery of the new millennium by Stanford Healthcare, offering less invasive procedures, more precise placement of catheters and, often, fewer complications for patients and higher throughput for healthcare facilities. Robotics is making this new area of medicine possible. Cary G. Vance, CEO of Hansen Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), tells The Life Sciences Report about disruptive advances in interventional radiology.

The Life Sciences Report: How are robotic procedures helping new surgical approaches to emerge or providing alternatives to open surgeries?

Cary Vance: In key areas, intravascular robotics are leading the way to less invasive treatments of certain disease states. For example, robotic prostatic artery embolization is a possible treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia or enlarged prostate. Robotics help the interventional radiologist perform this challenging procedure, which deals with tortuous anatomy where catheter stability is paramount. Patients are eager to learn more about this approach. They're very excited about the smaller incisions, possible quicker recovery times and the potential for fewer complications, compared to...

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