By dramatically enhancing visualization, precision, control and dexterity, the da Vinci®System overcomes the limitations of traditional laparoscopic technology. The da Vinci Surgical System has been successfully used in tens of thousands of minimally invasive procedures worldwide.
The da Vinci Surgical System consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision system and proprietary EndoWrist® Instruments. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the surgeon’s hand movements are scaled, filtered and seamlessly translated into precise movements of the EndoWrist instruments.
Surgical Treatment: Radical Prostatectomy
For years, one of the most common treatments for prostate cancer was surgical removal of the prostate gland, or radical prostatectomy, requiring a large, 8-10 inch incision. This open surgery is known to result in substantial blood loss, a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery and carries the risk of impotence and incontinence.
da Vinci®Prostatectomy (dVP): A Less Invasive Surgical Procedure
If surgery is the recommendation for your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, less-invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci Prostatectomy (dVP). This precision treatment represents the fastest growing surgical treatment for prostate cancer today.
For most patients, dVP offers substantially less pain and a much shorter recovery than traditional prostate surgery. Versus traditional prostate surgery, minimally invasive dVP offers many potential benefits:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss and transfusions
- Less scarring
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
According to recent studies dVP may also offer improved cancer control and a lower incidence of impotence and urinary incontinence.