Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Urologist Rodney Breau (shown at right) discussed the implementation of the da Vinci Robot at The Ottawa Hospital.
The da Vinci surgical robot enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control. This line between robotics and the surgeon provides the opportunity to see and do things during surgery that are not possible with the limitations of human senses and agility. Dr. Rodney Breau is one of The Ottawa Hospital’s newest and most talented recruits. He is the currently the only trained surgeon on the da Vinci Robot at The Ottawa Hospital and in few short months it will likely be Dr. Breau who performs the very first robotic surgery at The Ottawa Hospital.
Rodney Breau completed medical school at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia prior to urology training in Ottawa. He then completed a Master’s of Science Degree in Biostatistics and Clinical Research at Mayo Clinic. He also completed a 2 year research and clinical fellowship in Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He is on the American Urological Association Steering Committee for Evidence Based Urology and has published over 30 research articles and text book chapters.