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Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Last Updated Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:08:31 AM

If your urologist recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, less-invasive approach to surgery called da Vinci prostatectomy. This approach to prostatectomy provides access to the internal anatomy through five small incisions. The surgeon is empowered to perform a very precise, nerve-sparing operation with the da Vinci surgical system. For the patient, da Vinci prostatectomy may result in more complete eradication of cancer, and retention of bladder control and potency.

daVinci Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer imageReferred to by many as robotic surgery for prostate cancer or robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci Prostatectomy is more accurately a robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery that is quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. In fact, studies suggest that da Vinci prostatectomy may be the most effective, least invasive prostate surgery performed today.

As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While prostatectomy performed using the da Vinci surgical system is considered safe and effective, this procedure may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

If you are a candidate for prostate surgery, talk to a surgeon who performs da Vinci prostatectomy.

Urology | Prostatectomy
Dr. Arnold Aigen
Dr. Scott Angell
Dr. Dieter Bruno
Dr. Joseph Franks
Dr. Shahram Gholami
Dr. Robert Q. Hoang
Dr. Wes Kong
Dr. Frank Lai
Dr. Surat Phonsombat

For more information about robotic surgery at El Camino Hospital or for a physician referral, please call the El Camino Hospital Health Line at 800-216-5556.

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