Patients with kidney cancer or those with prostate cancer now have additional treatment options with the daVinci® Surgical System. Surgery traditionally performed using an open approach, which requires a large abdominal incision. Another approach, conventional laparoscopy, is less invasive, but limits the doctor’s dexterity, visualization and control, compared to open surgery. With daVinci®, through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
The daVinci® Surgical System is a proven robotic surgical tool which incorporates high resolution 3D video, fully articulating instruments and state of the art robotic technology to not only increase un parallel dexterity, precision, and control while performing traditional "open" surgery, but offers a minimally invasive option for many complex procedures.
There are many advantages of minimally invasive surgery using this technology for patients:
- significantly less pain
- less blood loss
- fewer transfusions
- less risk of wound infection
- a shorter length of stay
- a lower rate of complications
- quicker recovery and return to normal daily activities
- smaller incisions for improved cosmeesis
- superior outcomes
At Urology Associates we are currently using daVinci® to perform the following surgeries:
Partial nephrectomy: A surgical procedure to remove the cancer within the kidney and some of the tissue around it. A partial nephrectomy may be done to prevent loss of kidney function when the other kidney is damaged or has already been removed.
Prostatectomy: If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, less-invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci Prostatectomy. The da Vinci Prostatectomy (dVP) performed with the da Vinci Surgical System represents the fastest growing treatment for prostate cancer today. da Vinci Prostatectomy incorporates a state-of-the-art surgical system that helps your surgeon see vital anatomical structures more clearly and to perform a more precise surgical procedure.
For more information you may visit our patient education section of our site. Speak with your primary care provider today, and have them contact us today to schedule a consult, learn more about this surgical option and see if it's right for you.