Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery
The da Vinci robotic prostatectomy enables surgeons to overcome many of the shortcomings of both open prostatectomy and laparoscopic prostatectomy.Post a Query
A minimally invasive surgical procedure, called robotic prostatectomy, uses finely controlled robotic instruments to perform the prostatectomy safely, while enhancing patient recovery and outcome. Sitting at the da Vinci surgical console, Dr. Samadi performs robotic prostatectomy by controlling the device consisting of high-resolution cameras and micro-surgical instruments.
Unlike laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci Surgical System instruments used in robotic prostatectomy can turn in all directions with 90 degrees of articulation and 7 degrees of freedom. During robotic prostate surgery the da Vinci robot provides the surgeon with improved visualization, dexterity, and precision compared with open or laparoscopic surgery, while enabling operation through 1-2 cm incisions.
Benefits of robotic surgery versus open surgery are many. Its ‘keyhole’ nature means the procedure is less invasive, less painful and there is 80% less blood loss. The recovery time is much faster – treatment is a day or overnight case versus a week in hospital and months of recuperation and there are fewer side effects such as incontinence.
Robotic prostate cancer surgery system is able to provide superior clinical prostate cancer treatment results when compared to non-robotic traditional and scope-assisted procedures.
Minimally-invasive Robotic surgery performed with greater precision and improved functional and cosmetic results. It is expected to reduce length of stay in the hospital, less complications, minimal bleeding and minimal postoperative pain.
With Robotic Surgery system, the surgical team can remove prostates more quickly and accurately than using conventional surgery, with minimal risk and side-effects to patients. The biggest benefit is that the patients’ delicate prostate nerves that control bladder and sexual function are not affected. Robotic prostatectomy achieves the same or better prostate cancer treatment results than a surgeon’s own hands in open or laparoscopic surgery.Refer a Patient
Prostate Cancer da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Until recently, men with prostate cancer had few prostate surgery choices. Historically, the only prostate surgery option was open prostatectomy, involving large incisions and post-operative side effects. Using this procedure, the entire cancerous prostate was removed with risk of excessive blood loss, post-op infections, long hospital stays, and considerable pain. Following open prostatectomy, patient activity was limited and often resulted in a loss of bladder control and sexual function after prostate surgery due to severance of the delicate plexus of nerves around the prostate gland.Request a Call Back
Advantages of da Vinci Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer
The first advantage to robotic surgery is that it is an application of advance technology and is minimally invasive. Instead of having a 5 or 6” incision to the skin and abdominalfascia patients have a series of small “band-aid” incisions. (As in image below on right side)
With smaller incisions, the postoperative pain is significantly less, which means your length of hospitalization is shorter – as is the time to return to usual activity.Post a Query
Patients’ need for postoperative pain medicine and narcotics is also greatly reduced after the laparoscopic/robotic approach compared to open surgery
Another advantage to robotic surgery is decreased intraoperative blood loss. During robotic / laparoscopic prostatectomy, blood loss is usually 200 cc or less, which is very minimal and has a negligible risk of needing a transfusion.
The third advantage of robotic surgery over open surgery is a reduction in the required postoperative catheterization time.
The fourth advantage of robotic prostatectomy is the improved ability to preserve the erectile nerves. During an open prostatectomy through an incision on the anterior abdominal wall, the nerves that provide erection are hidden behind the prostate.
The approach taken using the surgical robot, enters the abdomen and the robotic arms are positioned posterior to the prostate with the nerves directly in front of the robotic/laparoscopic camera. In this way, the nerves maybe preserved, primarily because the anatomy can be seen more clearly compared to open surgery.
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