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If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, less-invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci ® 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.

As patient communications and media coverage attest, the successful outcomes achieved through da Vinci ® Prostatectomy have evoked a great deal of patient praise and ongoing demand. For these patients, the experiences of surgery and subsequent recovery have been positive.

For most patients, da Vinci ® Prostatectomy offers numerous potential benefits over open prostatectomy including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery 
  • Quicker return to normal activities

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

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