Prostatectomy

Surgeons practicing at Sacred Heart perform robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery that is quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. In fact, studies suggest that robotic-assisted prostatectomy may be the most effective, least invasive prostate surgery performed today. (1)

Though any diagnosis of cancer can be traumatic, the good news is that if your doctor recommends prostate surgery, the cancer was probably caught early. And, with robotic-assisted prostatectomy, the likelihood of a complete recovery from prostate cancer without long-term side effects is, for most patients, better than it has ever been.

Robotic-assisted prostatectomy is performed with the assistance of the da Vinci® Surgical System™—the latest evolution in robotics technology. This system enables surgeons to operate with unmatched precision and control using only a few small incisions. Recent studies suggest that robotic-assisted prostatectomy may offer improved cancer control and a faster return to potency and continence.

Robotic-assisted prostatectomy also offers these potential benefits:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • And a faster return to normal daily activities

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If you are a candidate for prostate surgery, talk to a surgeon who performs robotic-assisted prostatectomy.

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

Introduction to robotic- assisted prostatectomy

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