Robotic urology Procedure
Uses of Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
Before the advent of surgical robots, urologic surgeons performed these procedures through large abdominal incisions or using less versatile and mobile laparoscopic instruments. Robotic surgery is the most technologically advanced and minimally invasive approach to complex surgical procedures available today.
How Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery works
During minimally invasive robotic surgery the surgeon sits at a console next to the patient and controls four robotic arms. One arm holds a three-dimensional camera and controls its movements, while the other three hold miniaturized surgical tools, which precisely replicate the surgeon's hand and finger movements. The da Vinci robotic surgery system gives the surgeon a highly magnified view of the surgical field, and unsurpassed surgical dexterity and control. We work very closely with the manufacturer of the da Vinci system (Intuitive Surgical Inc. in Sunnyvale, California) to stay on the cutting edge of this technology.
Benefit of Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
As with other minimally invasive procedures, patients who undergo minimally invasive robotic surgery benefit in several ways:
Reduced pain and discomfort
Faster recovery time and return to normal activities
Smaller incisions, resulting in reduced risk of infection
Reduced blood loss and transfusions
Most important of all, studies show that they may have better clinical outcomes.
Major advantages for surgeons using robotic surgery include:
Robotic Urology Procedures
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection for prostate cancer, including salvage prostatectomy following radiation
Partial nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy, nephroureteretomy, and cryo and radiofrequency ablation for kidney cancer
Radical cystectomy for bladder cancer
Partial bladder resection for benign bladder tumors
Pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic (UPJ) obstruction
Adrenalectomy for adrenal tumors
Cyst ablation and nephrectomy for cystic kidney disease
Ureterolysis for retroperitoneal fibrosis
Resection or biopsy for retroperitoneal mass
Ablation for seminal vesicle cyst