Robert Torrey, III, MD, completed his medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California, followed by an internship and a residency in Urology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He then completed a two-year fellowship in urologic oncology at City of Hope Cancer Center. While at City of Hope Cancer Center, he was involved with outcomes-based research involving urologic malignancies and was trained in the operative management and care of patients with urologic malignancies, with a special emphasis on robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgical techniques. He has contributed to a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and abstracts and has given presentations and lectures throughout the United States. Dr. Torrey is a member of the American Urological Association and is board certified in Urology.
Dr. Torrey currently specializes in the minimally invasive treatment of urologic malignancies using robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgical techniques with a special interest in managing kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer. He has worked along with Dr. Bassett in identifying three-dimensional imaging techniques to further enhance the operative management of urologic malignancies. These techniques have resulted in superior patient-related surgical outcomes. He is also working on novel bladder cancer therapies to prevent recurrences and progression in patients who have noninvasive disease.
Dr. Torrey has assisted in the development of specialty cancer clinics and support groups and participates in a multidisciplinary urologic oncology tumor board at Hoag; all of which have improved the delivery of management and treatment options for patients with urologic malignancies.
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