Robotic Assisted Surgery
da Vinci®Surgery: Minimally Invasive Surgery
When medication and other non-surgical treatments are either unavailable or cannot relieve symptoms, surgery may be the best option for a broad range of urology related conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and kidney disorders.
If you've been told you need surgery, you may have several options to consider. At Riverside Urology Specialists, one of these options include the da Vinci®Surgery system. This minimally invasive approach utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, and is ideal for complex and delicate urologic surgery. The da Vinci provides our professionally trained surgeons with a better tool to spare surrounding nerves, which may enhance both your recovery experience and clinical outcomes.
How da Vinci Surgery Works
The da Vinci Surgical System allows our surgeons to operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. This provides our surgeons the benefit to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.
da Vinci technology translates the surgeon's hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. The surgeon controls the "robot" from a console and views the surgical site with a 3D high-definition view of the surgical area through a small camera. The surgeon sits a control console and operates robotic arms that hold instruments positioned within the surgical site. Our surgeons are 100% in control of the da Vinci System at all times.
Robotic surgery is not appropriate for all conditions or patients. However, robotic surgery may be used in the following urology surgery procedures:
● Prostatectomy - removal of all or part of the prostate gland
● Pyeloplasty - urinary blockage surgery
● Cystectomy - partial or full bladder removal
● Nephrectomy - kidney partial or complete removal
● Ureteral reimplantation - surgical repositioning of the ureter and its connection to the bladder
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
The patient may benefit from
● Faster recovery and return to normal activities
● Less pain
● Reduces bleeding
● Less scarring
● Shorter hospital stay
● Less radiation exposure
We encourage all patients undergoing robotic surgery to discuss with their surgeon any concerns and ask questions about their procedure beforehand.