Robotic Surgeries

Robotic Prostatectomy

Robot 1Robot 1Robotic prostatectomy is the #1 choice for surgery for early-stage prostate cancer in the United States.  This minimally invasive procedure is performed with the assistance of the da Vinci® Surgical System which provides many benefits to both surgeon and patient.  The da Vinci® robot provides surgeons an alternative to both traditional open prostatectomy and conventional laparoscopic prostatectomy, allowing the surgeon to perform major surgery through six small incisions which improves visualization of the surgical field.  The improved view allows the surgeon to maximize nerve sparing.  Nerve sparing could potentially lead to an earlier return of sexual function and urinary control.

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Robotic Cystectomy

Robotic cystectomy offers many benefits over the traditional open procedure.  Robotic cystectomy is a minimally invasive procedure performed with the assistance of the da Vinci® Surgical System which provides the physician with increased visualization and precision, and most importantly allowing our patients a quicker return to their daily lives.

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Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy

Robotic partial nephrectomy provides many benefits that both surgeon and patient can appreciate.  The da Vinci® robot allows surgeons to operate in a laparoscopic environment by using only five small incisions.  Through these incisions the surgeon is able to visualize the surgical field in 3-dimensional view.  With this enhanced visualization the surgeon is able to precisely remove part of the kidney and tumor without damaging surrounding organs and tissues.  In addition, ultrasound and firefly™ techniques can be used to pinpoint the tumor location.  It also offers considerable benefits to patients compared to open surgery.  If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with kidney cancer, you may be a candidate for this minimally invasisve approach.

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Robotic Pyeloplasty

The robotic pyeloplasty was developed as a minimally invasive alternative to an open procedure for the treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction.  It maintains the advantages of the traditional open technique, while minimizing the discomfort and scar from a large flank incision.  The main advantages of robotic pyeloplasty over traditional open technique are a shorter hospital stay and earlier return to daily activities.

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To learn more about urologic robotic surgeries and whether it is the right treatment option for you call us at (919) 966-9696 or (919) 843-8869.

 

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