When medication and other non-surgical treatments are unavailable or do not ease your symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery to treat your urologic condition. These conditions may include: prostate cancer, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, bladder or kidney cancer and vesicoureteral reflux (abnormal/backward flow of urine).
Fortunately, there are less invasive surgical options for many people facing urologic surgery. The most common is laparoscopy. Surgery is done through a few small incisions, along with a guided camera and long-handled surgical instruments. Laparoscopy can be very effective for many routine procedures, but the instruments used can create challenges for surgeons during more complex operations.
da Vinci® Surgery
The da Vinci® Surgical System is being used around the world to treat prostate cancer and other urologic procedures. It is minimally invasive, using the latest in surgical and robotics technologies. da Vinci Surgery is commonly used for both complex and delicate urologic procedures. This includes prostatectomy, where the prostate gland is tightly confined and surrounded by nerves that affect urinary control and sexual function.
- da Vinci Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer
- da Vinci Partial Nephrectomy for Kidney Cancer
- da Vinci Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
- da Vinci Pyeloplasty for Urinary Obstruction
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The da Vinci Surgical System is a state-of-the-art surgical platform controlled 100% by your surgeon. By overcoming the limits of both traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is specific to each patient, condition and procedure. It is important to talk to your doctor about all treatment options, including the risks and benefits. This information can help you make the best decision for your situation.