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Robotic Surgery Benefits

Robotic prostatectomy benefits may include:

The da Vinci robot has revolutionized the way that surgery has and will be performed globally.  Thousands of patients have benefitted from the use of this technology.

  • Provides improved visualization with enhanced high-definition (1080p) imaging with10x magnification and 3D vision
  • Motion scaling with tremor filtration that eliminates tiny, uncontrollable movements in the surgeon’s hands
  • An ergonomic way of performing the procedure, as the surgeon sits at a surgical console and utilizes the enhanced visualization and surgical tools

Miniature incisions and a laparoscopic approach that allow the potential for:

  • Quicker return to normal activity
  • Shorter hospitalization (most patients go home the next day)
  • Reduced risk of incontinence and impotence
  • Less blood loss and transfusion
  • Reduced pain (most patients do not require pain medication after discharge)

While it is not possible that all patients have the same results, we strive on a daily basis to continually improve our outcomes and help each and every patient achieve cancer cure with minimal side effects.  It is also important to note that, as with all medical and surgical treatments, there are side effects associated with the treatment of prostate cancer. Cancer recurrence, incontinence and impotence are the things that we strive to avoid but can occur in some patients.  Other complications can also occur: though rare, some patients can require blood transfusions, or have issues with bowel function or injury. Additionally, we screen our patients extensively to avoid cardiac or pulmonary problems.   Complications are not common and seem to lessen with increasing surgical experience, but all patients should be aware of the possibilities.