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Robotic Urological Surgery

One of the Latest Innovations in Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Robotic surgery is a breakthrough in minimally invasive operative techniques. It results in less post-op pain, shorter recoveries, and less overall impact on the patient’s quality of life.

Robotic surgery can be used for the following urological conditions:

  • Kidney surgery: If you need a partial or total nephrectomy (removal of part of all of a kidney), your doctor may opt for robotic surgery. The surgeon views inside the patient’s body with the surgical camera that displays high-definition, 3D images magnified on a console that the surgeon manipulates with their hands, as the da Vinci system translates these subtle motions in real time to bend and rotate the surigca; instruments. The surgeon may use Firefly fluorescence imaging to offer visualization beyond the human eye to show the kidney structures and blood vessels more clearly.
  • Prostate surgery: Called prostatectomy, this surgery removes the malignant prostate in male patients. Surgeons can remove the prostate gland through one or a few small incisions. The surgeon sits next to the patient at a da Vinci system console to view the operative area while using tiny instruments to operate.

Talk to your Urgologist to learn if robotic surgery is right for you.