Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy

Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). The prostate gland produces fluid that makes up part of the semen.
Treatment options and prognosis of prostate cancer depend on the stage of the cancer, the Gleason score, and the patient’s age and general health. With greater public awareness, early detection is on the rise and mortality rates are declining. Additionally, new advances in medical technology are enabling cancer victims to go on to live active and productive lives after their treatment. Consult with your doctor for advice on the options that are available to treat your specific condition.

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Surgical Treatment: Radical Prostatectomy

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.
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da Vinci® Radical Prostatectomy : A Less Invasive Surgical Procedure

Radical Prostatectomy If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, less-invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci Radical Prostatectomy. The da Vinci Radical Prostatectomy performed with the da Vinci Surgical System represents the fastest growing treatment for prostate cancer today. da Vinci Radical Prostatectomy 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, this minimally invasive surgery offers substantially less pain and a much shorter recovery than traditional open prostate surgery.

The advantages of da Vinci Radical Prostatectomy includes the following : -
Shorter hospital stay
Less pain
Less risk of infection
Less blood loss and transfusions
Less scarring
Faster recovery
Quicker return to normal activities

Moreover, recent studies suggest that da Vinci Radical Prostatectomy may offer improved cancer control and a lower incidence of impotence and urinary incontinence.