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Robotically Assisted Radical Prostatectomy

Chris Teigland, MD, has been performing robotic assisted radical prostatectomies since 2005. Dr. Teigland has performed more than 300 da Vinci® robotic-assisted prostatectomies. With this minimally invasive procedure, patients have an average hospital stay of just one and a half days. Among the benefits of this minimally invasive procedure are:

  • Much smaller incisions than those used in traditional open prostatectomies
  • Minimal intraoperative blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Better surgical precision
  • Enhanced surgeon visualization

Kris Gaston, MD, joined McKay in 2008 and is one of the only fellowship-trained urologic oncologists in the state of North Carolina and southeastern United States. Dr. Gaston trained at the Brady Urologic Institute under Dr. Patrick Walsh and, after completing residency, went on to complete a fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Gaston is a specialist at minimally invasive oncology and comes to McKay well trained at bilateral nerve-sparring robotic prostatectomy.

Drs. Teigland and Gaston are committed to the continuous advancement and adaptation of this minimally invasive surgery to maximize surgical cure and minimizing potential side effects.

Read more about the da Vinci® Prostatectomy.

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