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Hershell Stalling, 59, sits with his granddaughter, 11-month-old Shawna Stalling, as she wakes up from a nap on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Golden Gate Estates. Urologist Dr. Michael D'Angelo removed part of Stalling's kidney because of a tumor using the da Vinci Surgical System. The three-dimensional robotic surgical platform uses four keyhole incisions to perform surgical procedures, drastically reducing recovery time. David Albers/ Staff

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Hershell Stalling, 59, sits with his granddaughter, 11-month-old Shawna Stalling, as she wakes up from a nap on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Golden Gate Estates. Urologist Dr. Michael D'Angelo removed part of Stalling's kidney because of a tumor using the da Vinci Surgical System. The three-dimensional robotic surgical platform uses four keyhole incisions to perform surgical procedures, drastically reducing recovery time. David Albers/ Staff

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  • Hershell Stalling, 59, sits with his granddaughter, 11-month-old Shawna Stalling, as she wakes up from a nap on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Golden Gate Estates. Urologist Dr. Michael D'Angelo removed part of Stalling's kidney because of a tumor using the da Vinci Surgical System. The three-dimensional robotic surgical platform uses four keyhole incisions to perform surgical procedures, drastically reducing recovery time. David Albers/ Staff
  • Hershell Stalling, 59, babysits his granddaughter, 11-month-old Shawna Stalling, with his sister-in-law, Peggy Eckhard, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Golden Gate Estates. Urologist Dr. Michael D'Angelo removed part of Stalling's kidney because of a tumor using the da Vinci Surgical System. The three-dimensional robotic surgical platform uses four keyhole incisions to perform surgical procedures, drastically reducing recovery time. David Albers/ Staff
  • Hershell Stalling, 59, babysits his granddaughter, 11-month-old Shawna Stalling, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Golden Gate Estates. Urologist Dr. Michael D'Angelo removed part of Stalling's kidney because of a tumor using the da Vinci Surgical System. The three-dimensional robotic surgical platform uses four keyhole incisions to perform surgical procedures, drastically reducing recovery time. David Albers/ Staff
  • Hershell Stalling, 59, babysits his granddaughters, 11-month-old Shawna Stalling, center, and 2-year-old Taylor Stalling, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Golden Gate Estates. Urologist Dr. Michael D'Angelo removed part of Stalling's kidney because of a tumor using the da Vinci Surgical System. The three-dimensional robotic surgical platform uses four keyhole incisions to perform surgical procedures, drastically reducing recovery time. David Albers/ Staff
  • Hershell Stalling, 59, babysits his granddaughters, 2-year-old Taylor Stalling, left, and 11-month-old Shawna Stalling, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Golden Gate Estates. Urologist Dr. Michael D'Angelo removed part of Stalling's kidney because of a tumor using the da Vinci Surgical System. The three-dimensional robotic surgical platform uses four keyhole incisions to perform surgical procedures, drastically reducing recovery time. David Albers/ Staff
  • Hershell Stalling, 59, babysits his granddaughter, 2-year-old Taylor Stalling, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Golden Gate Estates. Urologist Dr. Michael D'Angelo removed part of Stalling's kidney because of a tumor using the da Vinci Surgical System. The three-dimensional robotic surgical platform uses four keyhole incisions to perform surgical procedures, drastically reducing recovery time. David Albers/ Staff
  • Golden Gate Estates resident Hershell Stalling, 59, recently had part of his kidney removed because of a tumor by doctors using the da Vinci Surgical System. The three-dimensional robotic surgical platform uses four keyhole incisions to perform surgical procedures, drastically reducing recovery time. David Albers/ Staff
  • Hershell Stalling, 59, babysits his granddaughter, 11-month-old Shawna Stalling, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Golden Gate Estates. Urologist Dr. Michael D'Angelo removed part of Stalling's kidney because of a tumor using the da Vinci Surgical System. The three-dimensional robotic surgical platform uses four keyhole incisions to perform surgical procedures, drastically reducing recovery time. David Albers/ Staff
  • Hershell Stalling, 59, babysits his granddaughter, 11-month-old Shawna Stalling, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Golden Gate Estates. Urologist Dr. Michael D'Angelo removed part of Stalling's kidney because of a tumor using the da Vinci Surgical System. The three-dimensional robotic surgical platform uses four keyhole incisions to perform surgical procedures, drastically reducing recovery time. David Albers/ Staff

Golden Gate Estates resident Hershell Stalling had part of his kidney removed because of a tumor by a doctor using the da Vinci Robtic System.

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