Urologic Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery is a less-invasive option that can reduce the pain and risk associated with traditional surgery while improving outcomes and allowing for quicker recovery. Using the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System, our experienced surgeons can operate through small incisions with a high degree of precision and control.
If you are a man approaching his 50s, chances are your doctor has already spoken with you about the importance of monitoring your prostate health. Though prostate problems, including cancer, can strike a man at any age, they become more likely as males age. When you consider risk factors such as family history or obesity, it becomes clear that prostate problems are common and require careful treatment. In some cases, prostate surgery is required.
An excellent option for prostate surgery.
At St. Luke’s Hospital we are equipped with the state-of-the-art da Vinci Xi® Surgical System and highly skilled surgeons with extensive robotic surgery experience. With the da Vinci® System, our surgeons can perform your prostatectomy safely and with great precision.
A robotic prostatectomy is a minimally invasive treatment. Minimally invasive means that the incisions required for the surgery are one to two centimeters long. The motions are small, precise and delicate. This means peace of mind for the patient. With robotic surgery, you will have a quicker recovery than you would with conventional radical prostatectomy. Outcomes are improved, with less occurrence of impotence and incontinence.
For most men, robotic surgery offers several potential benefits over traditional surgery, including:
- Effective cancer control
- Faster return of urinary continence and sexual function
- Less pain, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery
- Minimal potential side effects
Since 2000, multiple-thousands of robotic prostatectomies have been performed with excellent results using the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System.
Other urologic procedures.
At St. Luke’s Hospital we offer robotic prostatectomy as well as other urologic robotic procedures including:
- Partial nephrectomy
If your physician has recommended surgery, be sure to ask if robotic surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital is right for you.