Robotic-Assisted Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer
When medication and other non-surgical treatments fail to relieve symptoms, surgery can treat a broad range of conditions that affect the organs of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder and urethra) and the male reproductive organs.
Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Prostatectomy
Minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy — removal of the prostate gland to treat cancer — in which the target site is not only tightly confined, but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. Using a surgical robot, the surgeon has a better tool to spare surrounding nerves, which may enhance both the recovery experience and clinical outcomes.
Compared to traditional open surgery for prostate cancer, robotic-assisted surgery provides the potential for:
- A faster recovery
- Better cancer control
- Faster return of erectile function
- Improved chance for return of urinary continence
Robotic-Assisted Pyeloplasty for Urinary Tract Disorders
|Left: Open Surgical Incision
Right: da Vinci Prostatectomy Incisions
The Atrium Medical Center uses a minimally invasive approach to treat urinary obstruction. This robotic-assisted surgery, known as pyeloplasty, removes the blockage in the urinary system. During this surgery, the healthy part of the kidney is reattached to the healthy part of the ureter—the narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
Choose an Atrium Surgeon
Choose a urologic surgeon credentialed to perform robotic-assisted surgery at Atrium Medical Center.