Urologic Robotic Surgery
If you are a man approaching his 50s, chances are your doctor has already talked to you about the importance of monitoring your prostate health. Though prostate problems, including cancer, can strike a man at any age, they become more likely as males age. When you take into account risk factors such as family history or obesity, it soon becomes clear that prostate problems are fairly common and require the utmost care in treatment. In some cases, prostate surgery is required.
At ProMedica Toledo Hospital and ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital, we are equipped with the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System. With the da Vinci System, our surgeons can perform your prostatectomy safely and with great precision.
A robotic prostatectomy is a minimally invasive treatment. Minimally invasive means that the incisions required for the surgery are 1-2 centimeters long. The surgeon controls micro-instruments during the surgery using robotic arms. The motions are small, precise and delicate. What this means for you as a patient is peace of mind. With robotic surgery, you will have a quicker recovery than you would with conventional radical prostatectomy. Outcomes are improved, with less impotence and incontinence. For most men, da Vinci surgery offers several potential benefits over traditional surgery, including:
- Effective cancer control
- Faster return of urinary continence and sexual function
- Less pain, shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery
- Minimal potential side effects
Since 2000, thousands of robotic prostatectomies have been performed using the da Vinci Surgical System. Surgeons have reported many successful results, including quicker healing times and fewer urinary and sexual complications.
At ProMedica Toledo Hospital and ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital we offer robotic prostatectomy as well as other urologic robotic procedures including:
If it’s time for any of these procedures, find out if robotic surgery is an option. Talk with your doctor or call 419-291-4575.