Considering Surgery for Prostate Cancer?

Learn about minimally invasive da Vinci® Surgery

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the United States. Fortunately, with early detection and proper medical care, the 5-year survival rate is almost 100%. Your doctor will discuss all options with you in detail.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

ProstatectomyDuring minimally invasive surgery (robotic-assisted or traditional laparoscopic), surgeons operate through a few small incisions using long instruments and a tiny camera to guide doctors during surgery.

Robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgery also features:

  • 3D HD vision system that gives surgeons a magnified view inside the body
  • Tiny instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand, and reduce hand tremors
  • Enhanced vision, precision and control

Patient Benefits

da Vinci Prostatectomy offers the following potential benefits compared to open surgery:

  • Similar positive surgical margin rates
  • Faster return of erectile (sexual) function
  • Better chance for return of urinary continence within 6 months
  • Less blood loss or need for a transfusion
  • Fewer complications
  • Lower risk of wound infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less chance of hospital readmission
  • Fewer days with catheter
  • Less risk of deep vein thrombosis

da Vinci Prostatectomy offers the following potential benefits compared to traditional laparoscopy:

  • More patients return to pre-surgery erectile function at 12-month checkup
  • Faster return of urinary continence
  • Fewer complications
  • Better nerve sparing rate
  • Shorter hospital stay

Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his/her hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.

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