“I felt that based on my age and the precision of this procedure that this was the best fit for me as compared to the other possible options. The recovery has been miraculous. I have no pain whatsoever.”
da Vinci ® Prostatectomy patient, Philadelphia
Source: CNBC – Power Lunch
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, less-invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci
® Prostatectomy. This procedure incorporates a state-of-the-art surgical system that helps your surgeon see vital anatomical structures more clearly and to perform a more precise surgical procedure.
As patient communications and media coverage attest, the succussful outcomes achieved through da Vinci ® Prostatectomy have evoked a great deal of patient praise and ongoing demand. For these patients, the experiences of surgery and subsequent recovery have been positive.
For most patients, da Vinci ® Prostatectomy offers numerous potential benefits over open prostatectomy including:
> Shorter hospital stay
> Less pain
> Less risk of infection
> Less blood loss and transfusions
> Less scarring
> Faster recovery
> Quicker return to normal activities
As with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific.