Benefits: Conventional Surgery vs Robotic

Conventional Surgery versus Robotic Prostatectomy

Radical Prostatectomy:

One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland, known as radical prostatectomy. This is an open surgery, that has some risks.

For most patients, conventional radical prostatectomy offers:

  • A large incision, 9-10cm
  • May have higher volume
    blood loss
  • Risk of impotence
  • Risk of incontinence

Consult with your doctor for advice on the best option available to treat your specific condtion.

Robotic Prostatectomy:

You may be a candidate for a new, less-invasive surgical procedure called robotic prostatectomy. This procedure 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, robotic prostatectomy offers:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less risk of infection
  • Lower volume blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Risk of impotence
  • Risk of incontinence

As with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure specific.

Conventional radical prostatectomy surgery

Radical Prostatectomy Incision

da Vinci Prostatectomy incision

Robotic Prostatectomy Incision

 

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