Essentially, it is laparoscopic surgery with robotic assistance. The addition of the robot adds increased magnification, 3-D vision, increased flexibility of movement, and scaling of movements. This translates into increased precision and makes technically challenging cases easier.
Our physicians perform robotic surgery to treat many conditions, including:
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Benign prostatic obstruction
- Ureteral reconstruction
- Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (kidney obstruction)
- Testicular cancer (lymph node dissection)
- Adrenal masses
- Bladder diverticula
- Lymph node dissection
People who have robotic urologic surgery often have less trauma, reduced blood loss, reduced risk of complications, shorter hospital stays and a quicker recovery when compared with traditional open surgery.
da Vinci® Surgical System
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