da Vinci Procedures
Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. Among your concerns is: “Will my body function normally following surgery?” Traditional open urologic surgery – in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs – has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function. da Vinci® Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery.
The da Vinci® Prostatectomy performed with the da Vinci® Surgical System represents the fastest growing treatment for prostate cancer today. In addition to the other benefits, recent studies suggest that da Vinci® Prostatectomy may offer improved cancer control and a lower incidence of impotence and urinary incontinence due to the precision of the procedure.
Prostate Incision Comparison
Traditional open hysterectomy - removal of the uterus - requires a 6-12" abdominal incision and weeks of recovery. da Vinci® Hysterectomy is performed through five tiny incisions and surgeons using the da Vinci® System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
Hysterectomy Incision ComparisonClick here for Patient Hysterectomy Brochure
Much of the pain associated with traditional heart surgery results from cutting through the breastbone and opening the ribs. The da Vinci® System offers breakthrough capabilities that enable surgeons to operate through small incisions made between the ribs, which significantly reduces pain and recovery time.