Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Offers Prostate Cancer Patients a High-Tech Treatment Alternative

Urologic Oncology Center, our board-certified team of dedicated surgeons offers a minimally invasive procedure called robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for the treatment of prostate cancer. This procedure provides effective cancer treatment, but with significantly less pain and a shorter recovery period.

A Minimally Invasive Alternative to Open Surgery

The daVinci® Surgical System, used during the robotic-assisted prostatectomy, is a robotic device designed to enhance the minimally invasive treatment options for treating prostate cancer.

daVinci Surgical System

Surgeons utilizing the daVinci Surgical System first create keyhole-size incisions in the abdomen. The surgeon then inserts tube-like instruments, including a slender tube with a small camera attached. During the course of the procedure, the UH surgeon sits at adaVinci Surgical System console where he or she can view a magnified, high-resolution 3D picture of the surgical site. Viewing this 3D image allows the surgeon to see delicate muscles, blood vessels and nerves around the prostate gland, which allows for the optimal protection of these interior structures.

The physician removes the cancerous prostate gland and then the bladder and urethra are stitched together. The prostate is removed, intact, through a tiny incision at the patient's belly button. This method of prostatectomy contrasts a surgeon performing a conventional, open radical retropubic prostatectomy, or the removal of the prostate gland via a lower, midline abdominal incision.

Potential daVinci Surgical System prostatectomy benefits include:

  • Optimizing an early return of sexual function
  • Optimizing an early return of urinary continence
  • Effective cancer control

Additional treatment advantages include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • A shorter recovery time and a faster return to daily activities

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