Da Vinci® surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and available at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.
Da Vinci® prostatectomy is more accurately a robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery that is quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. The procedure is performed with the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System—the latest evolution in robotics technology. The da Vinci Surgical System enables surgeons to operate with unmatched precision and control using only a few small incisions. See image below for a comparison of the incision for traditional surgery vs the da Vinci® robotic surgery.
Da Vinci® prostatectomy also offers these potential benefits:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- And a faster return to normal daily activities
As with any surgery, there are certain risks involved in da Vinci® prostatectomy. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
If you are a candidate for prostate surgery, call (818) 409-8100 for help finding a surgeon who performs the right surgery for your needs