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da Vinci® Prostatectomy
Changing the Experience of Prostate Surgery

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The Surgical Treatment:Radical Prostatectomy 

One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland, known as radical prostatectomy. Traditional radical prostatectomy requires a large, 8-10 inch incision. This open surgery commonly results in substantial blood loss, a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery and the risk of impotence and incontinence. 
 
 

da Vinci Prostatectomy: A Less Invasive Surgical Procedure 

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, less-invasive surgicalprocedure called da Vinci Prostatectomy. This procedure incorporates a state-of-the-art surgical system that helps your surgeon see vital anatomical structures more clearly and to perform a more precise surgical procedure. 

For most patients, da Vinci Prostatectomy offers numerous potential benefits over open prostatectomy including: 

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities 

As with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure specific. 
 

The Enabling Technology: da Vinci® Surgical System 

The da Vinci Surgical System is powered by state-ofthe-art robotic technology. The System allows your surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site. 

The da Vinci System enhances surgical capabilities by enabling the performance of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The System cannot be programmed nor can it make decisions on its own. The da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon. The da Vinci Surgical System has been successfully used in thousands of prostate cancer procedures worldwide. 
 

Da Vinci Surgery

Overview

Changing the Experience of Surgery…

Da Vinci Surgery is the most effective, least invasive surgical treatment option available today.  The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

For the patient, benefits may include:

    • Significantly less pain
    • Less blood loss
    • Less scarring
    • Shorter recovery time
    • A faster return to normal daily activities
    • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes  

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.

With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons and hospitals are re-writing accepted standards for surgical care. da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery.

Learn more about the urologic procedure performed today with the da Vinci Surgical System. With da Vinci, both patient and physician are realizing these unprecedented benefits.

It is important to know that surgery with da Vinci does not place a robot at the controls; your surgeon is controlling every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic platform.

The minimally invasive surgical applications that are today enabled by da Vinci are in urology, gynecology, cardiothoracic and general surgery.

da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery…for the surgeon… the hospital…and most importantly… for the patient.  
 

Da Vinci and Urologic Surgery

da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy photos

When medication and other non-surgical treatments are either unavailable or cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is the accepted treatment for a broad range of conditions that affect the male reproductive organs and the organs of the urinary tract. These conditions include, but are not limited to, prostate cancer, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, bladder and kidney cancer and vesicoureteral reflux.

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.

Fortunately, less invasive surgical options are available to many patients facing urologic surgery. The most common of these is laparoscopy, which uses small incisions. While laparoscopy can be very effective for many routine procedures, limitations of this technology prevent its use for more complex urologic surgeries.

A new category of surgery, introduced with the development of the da Vinci® Surgical System, is being used by an increasing number of surgeons worldwide for prostatectomy and other urologic procedures. This minimally invasive approach, utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. Using da Vinci, your surgeon has a better tool to spare surrounding nerves, which may enhance both your recovery experience and clinical outcomes.

Rafael Antun, MD and Da Vinci Prostatectomy

Dr. Antun is one of the growing number of surgeons worldwide who’s been successfully trained in providing leading-edge treatments such as da Vinci Prostatectomy. With thousands of procedures currently performed, da Vinci Prostatectomy is setting a new standard for the surgical treatment of prostate cancer.

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