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 Prostatectomy. This procedure incorporates an advanced surgical system that helps your surgeon see vital anatomical structures more clearly and to perform a more precise surgical procedure.
As patient communications and media coverage attest, the successful outcomes achieved through da Vinci Prostatectomy have evoked a great deal of patient praise and ongoing demand. For these patients, the experiences of surgery and subsequent recovery have been positive.
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.