da Vinci Prostatectomy Technology
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da Vinci™ Prostatectomy: A Less Invasive Surgical Procedure
The da Vinci 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, 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 none of these benefits can be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure dependent.
The Enabling Technology: da Vinci Surgical System
The da Vinci Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-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.
For more information about the da Vinci™ Prostatectomy Technology available at UM St. Joseph Medical Center, please call 410-337-1338.