- Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
If you and your doctor decide on surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive surgical procedure called robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Radical prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the prostate to treat prostate cancer. The DaVinci robot is a state-of-the-art surgical system that utilizes fine instrumentation guided by a trained urologist who uses the equipment to surgically remove your prostate gland through several small incisions.
- Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy provides patients with a safe and effective way to remove small renal tumors while preserving surrounding kidney tissue. This minimally-invasive surgical technique provides patients with less discomfort and equivalent results when compared to the traditional open surgery. Additionally, the robotic surgical platform provides the surgeon with more freedom of movement and a magnified 3-dimensional view allowing for more precise dissection than traditional laparoscopic and open surgical techniques. Compared to conventional open surgery, patients undergoing robotic-assisted and laparoscopic surgery have significantly less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stays, earlier return to work and daily activities, and smaller incisions.
- Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty is a surgery that repairs congenital or acquired narrowing or scarring where the ureter (the tube that drains urine from the kidney to the bladder) attaches to the kidney. This is a minimally-invasive procedure that is as safe and effective as the open surgery, while providing the patient with less post-operative pain, a shorter hospital stay, earlier return to work and daily activities, and smaller incisions.
- Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy
Not long ago, all cystectomies were performed using an open surgical procedure in which notable tissue and nerve damage, significant blood loss, and an increased risk of post-operative infections and complications were common. Robotic cystectomy is simply a minimally invasive surgical method for bladder cancer. This procedure utilizes the da Vinci Surgical system in which a robotic arm imitates the surgeon’s movements, amplifying their precision. It offers bladder cancer patients the prospect of a more effective surgery and less problematic post-surgical recovery. This surgical procedure allows the surgeon to make smaller incisions which spare vital, but delicate, nerve and muscle tissue. The patient experiences a shorter hospital stay, fewer complications, and a faster recovery time.