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da Vinci Prostatectomy

da Vinci Prostatectomy

da Vinci Prostatectomy Available at St. Mary's

When medication and other non-surgical treatments are unavailable or cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is the recommended treatment for many conditions that affect the male reproductive organs and urinary tract organs. 

These conditions include:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • 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.

da Vinci Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes 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 those delicate and critical surrounding nerves. 

This may improve your recovery experience and clinical outcomes with such benefits as:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • And a faster return to normal daily activities
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