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Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery - Urology

Urologic surgery is the surgery of the urinary tract organs and male reproductive organs. The standard for traditional open urologic surgery consists of a large incision across the lower abdomen to access the pelvic organs. This large incision leads to pain and discomfort along with a long recovery time and return to normal activities and, depending on the procedure performed, unpredictable and potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function. However, with a minimally invasive option, your surgeon along with the da Vinci SI Surgical System, will only perform a few tiny incisions, requiring only a few small dime-sized incisions which require only one or two stitches to close. As a result, patients can benefit in several ways including:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Less risk of wound infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Faster recovery and a quicker return to normal activities

This less invasive option is available for many patients. Be sure to ask your physician if you are a candidate.

Surgeons may use robotic surgery to treat many urological conditions, including:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Benign prostatic obstruction
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (kidney obstruction)
  • Testicular cancer (lymph node dissection)
  • Lymph node dissection

Some types of urological robotic assisted surgery being performed at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital include:

  • Prostatectomy (removal of the prostate)
  • Nephrectomy (removal of the kidney)
  • Cystectomy (removal of all or part of the bladder)

Surgeons performing urological robotic assisted surgery at MSLH are: