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.
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.
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.