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If you are a candidate for prostate surgery and would like to talk with a surgeon who performs robotic Prostatectomy, call The Methodist Hospital at 713-790-3333.

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Referred to by many as robotic surgery for prostate cancer or robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci® Prostatectomy is more accurately a robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery that is quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. In fact, studies suggest that da Vinci® Prostatectomy may be the most effective, least invasive prostate surgery performed today.

da Vinci prostatectomy

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. And, with da Vinci® Prostatectomy, the likelihood of a complete recovery from prostate cancer without long-term side effects is, for most patients, better than it has ever been.

da Vinci® Prostatectomy is performed with the assistance of the da Vinci® Surgical System – the latest evolution in robotics technology.

Benefits of Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci® Surgical System enables surgeons to operate with unmatched precision and control using only a few small incisions. A high-definition, 3-D vision system provides enhanced visualization, minimizing the risk of injury to adjacent structures.

da Vinci® Prostatectomy offers these potential benefits:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Faster return to normal daily activities

As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. Robotic prostatectomy may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.