Robotic Prostatectomy – Benefits

The Robotic Prostatectomy has benefits that both surgeon and patient can appreciate.  The davinci® Surgical System provides surgeons an alternative to both traditional open prostatectomy and conventional laparoscopic prostatectomy thus allowing the surgeon to perform major surgery through six small incisions which dramatically enhances visualization of the surgical field. This increased visualization allows the surgeon the capability of sparing more nerves compared to that of a traditional prostatectomy. Nerve sparing could potentially lead to an earlier return of sexual function and urinary continence.

 Other patient benefits may include:

  • Reduced hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Less blood loss
  • Early return of sexual function
  • Very low risk of urinary incontinence