da Vinci Robotics for Prostate Surgery & Procedures
Thanks to a breakthrough in surgical robotic technology, our surgeons at Garnet Health Medical Center now offer a minimally-invasive option for prostatectomy, or the removal of prostate cancer by surgically removing the prostate gland.
Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. Among the concerns are: "Will my body function normally following surgery?"
da Vinci Prostatectomy is the #1 choice for treatment of localized prostate cancer in the United States
Traditional open urologic surgery - in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs - has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
da Vinci Surgery, a minimally-invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotic technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.
Imagine major surgery performed through the smallest incisions.
Imagine having the benefits of a definitive treatment but with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay, faster return to normal daily activities - as well as the potential for better clinical outcomes.
It is important to know that da Vinci Surgery does not place a robot at the controls; your surgeon is controlling every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic platform.
Other Robotic Surgeries Offered
In addition to Prostate Surgery, we also offer the following types of procedures utilizing our state-of-the-art da Vinci System:
Should you have any questions about your stay at Garnet Health Medical Center or about planning to visit a family or friend who is a patient, do not hesitate to contact us at 845-333-1000.