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.