According to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, nearly one in six
American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
Prostatectomy is the most widely used treatment for prostate cancer today
in the United States.
With greater awareness, prostate cancer detection is on the rise and mortality
is declining. Moreover, better treatments are allowing more men to return
to active and productive lives after treatment.
Prostatectomy Robotic Surgery
If you're faced with prostatectomy following early diagnosis of prostate
cancer, the da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopic Surgery System can provide
an alternative to traditional or laparoscopic surgery. With robot-assisted
prostatectomy, the likelihood of a complete recovery from prostate cancer
without long-term side effects is, for most patients, better than it has
The robot surgical system — a less invasive approach utilizing the
latest in surgical and robotics technologies — is ideal for delicate
urologic surgery, including prostatectomy, in which the target site is
not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary
control and sexual function.
Using the robot surgical system, your surgeon has a better tool to spare
surrounding nerves, which may enhance both your recovery experience and
clinical outcomes. Recent studies suggest that robot-assisted prostatectomy
may offer improved cancer control and a faster return to potency and continence.
The Benefits of Robot-Assisted Surgery
Potential benefits of robot-assisted prostatectomy can include:
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities, including urinary function
and erectile function
Is Robot-Assisted Surgery Right For You?
Talk to your doctor to find out if surgery with the robot surgical system
is right for you. Need a doctor?
Find a doctor online or call our free physician referral service at 310-517-4700.
Meet The Robotics Team
Surgeons transforming the operating room
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