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Robotic Prostatectomy

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery increases doctors’ precision and control, enabling them to perform complex operations and minimally invasive procedures that require small incisions. Open surgical procedures may also benefit from robotic surgical assistance.

The highly trained doctors at the East Valley Urology (EVU) Center are experts at utilizing minimally invasive and robotic surgery techniques. They ensure you are comfortable during and after the procedure.

At your initial office visit, expect to discuss your diagnosis and, when necessary, surgical options. The team at the EVU Center treats a variety of urologic problems, including cancer of the kidneys and bladder.

What is the da Vinci surgical system?

The FDA approved the da Vinci system in 2000 as an effective surgical technique. Your doctor may recommend it as part of surgical treatment for a variety of urologic conditions.

The system includes tools like mechanical arms with attached surgical instruments and a camera. A computer console near the operating table is the control center for the arms.

Before the surgery, your doctor inserts a thin tube with a camera attached. The camera provides a high-definition 3D image that’s magnified for optimal viewing.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

When robotic surgery equipment is part of your surgery, the doctor has increased control and technical precision. The equipment improves the view of the surgical area during complex or difficult procedures.

Other benefits of the da Vinci system include:

  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Decreased risk of infection

What procedures use the da Vinci surgery system?

The skilled team of doctors at EVU Center uses the da Vinci robotic surgery system during several procedures, including:

  • Prostatectomy: treats prostate cancer
  • Pyeloplasty: repairs obstructed kidneys
  • Nephrectomy: manages cancer of the kidneys
  • Sacrocolpopexy: repairs the sagging muscles causing pelvic organ prolapse

When you decide on surgery to correct your urologic condition, your doctor reviews your viability for robotic surgery. Most minimally invasive procedures accommodate robotic surgery. The basis for determining whether you are a good candidate include your specific medical needs and diagnosis.

To learn more about robotic surgery, schedule an appointment online or by phone.