What Are the Advantages of the da Vinci Prostatectomy Procedure?
If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you have several treatment options to consider for your case. One of the most modern and sophisticated treatments available today is minimally invasive prostatectomy with da Vinci Robotic Surgery. This advanced surgical procedure is available through the regionally recognized Robotic Surgery Institute at Regional Medical Center of San Jose, and it offers the following benefits over conventional surgery and radiation therapy.
Prostate cancer patients who have opted for the da Vinci Prostatectomy have experienced faster recovery than conventional surgery patients thanks to smaller incisions and greater surgical accuracy. The da Vinci procedure also helps patients avoid common side effects of radiation therapy such as poor erectile function and urinary incontinence. Most patients are able to return to normal non-strenuous activities within a few days of the procedure.
In clinical trials, da Vinci Prostatectomy has performed better than conventional surgery in cancer control, as surgeons can more accurately pinpoint cancerous lesions and remove them with unbeatable precision. The precise and predictable movements of the da Vinci System also protect healthy tissues surrounding the prostate that might suffer damage in open surgery or radiation therapy.
Like all da Vinci procedures, the da Vinci Prostatectomy promises less surgical scarring, reduced blood loss, reduced risk of infection, and less pain than conventional surgery. Because these complications are much less likely with this type of surgery, hospital stays are shorter, which results in a more cost-effective procedure.
To learn more about da Vinci Robotically Assisted Surgery or take the next steps following a prostate cancer diagnosis, contact Regional Medical Center of San Jose . You can reach us on our website, or call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (408) 259-4000 to find a urologist specializing in robotic surgery procedures.