If your urologist recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a less invasive surgical innovation called robotic prostatectomy. The da Vinci® S HD Surgical System provides access to the internal anatomy through five small incisions.
Prostatectomy may result in more complete eradication of cancer, retention of bladder control and potency. The prostate is not only tightly confined, but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. Using da Vinci, your surgeon has a better tool to spare surrounding nerves, which may enhance your recovery experience and clinical outcome.
Other potential benefits of minimally invasive prostate surgery verses open prostatectomy include:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss and transfusions
- Less scarring
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
If you’re facing a delicate urologic surgery such as prostatectomy, ask your doctor if you are a candidate for the minimally invasive da Vinci® S HD Surgical System.