da Vinci® Prostatectomy
Finding out you have cancer may be one of the hardest things you’ve faced. That’s why it’s important to learn the facts about your condition before choosing the best path forward. You may also want to ask your doctor about how the nerves around your prostate gland can be protected. These nerves help to control urinary and sexual functioning.
Know Your Options
Prostate cancer surgery is called a prostatectomy. It can be done using open surgery through one large incision. It can also be done using minimally invasive surgery – through a few small incisions – with traditional laparoscopy or da Vinci® Surgery.
Why da Vinci® Surgery?
da Vinci® technology enables your surgeon to operate through a few small incisions (cuts), like traditional laparoscopy, instead of a large open incision. The da Vinci® System is a robotic-assisted surgical device that your surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. The da Vinci® System gives surgeons:
- A 3D HD view inside your body
- Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
- Enhanced vision, precision, and control
The da Vinci® System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. da Vinci® technology: changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.
Risks & Considerations Related to Radical Prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland and some surrounding tissue): leaking of urine, urgent need to urinate, cannot get or keep an erection, rectal or bowel injury, narrowing of the urethra, pooling of lymph fluid in the pelvic area or legs.
Important Safety Information
Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci® Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to http://www.daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for important safety information.
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