Robotic prostatectomy - removal of the prostate gland to treat prostate cancer - is currently the #1 treatment option for prostate cancer. Given its dramatic adoption rate by urologists since its introduction in 2001, this approach has already surpassed open surgery to become the most-often performed approach to prostate cancer surgery in the United States.
Prostatectomies using the minimally invasive robotic surgery offers precise, minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment. This procedure enables effective cancer treatment while also assuring minimum risk of affecting continence and potency. Better yet, this procedure offers a shorter recovery time compared to traditional open surgery.
Robotic prostatectomies are quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. In fact, studies suggest that robotic prostatectomies may be the most effective, least invasive prostate surgery performed today.
Though any diagnosis of cancer can be traumatic, the good news is that if your doctor recommends prostate surgery, the cancer was probably caught early. With robotic prostatectomies, the likelihood of a complete recovery from prostate cancer without long-term side effects is, for most patients, better than ever.