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