If you have a disease requiring prostate or kidney removal, getting the best results while minimizing pain, scarring, and recovery time is important. Robotic surgery allows for minimally-invasive surgery. Through a tiny incision, a thin camera scope sends real-time images of the surgical area to a high-definition monitor at a nearby console. Additional tiny incisions are entry ports for miniature surgical tools, securely held by robotic arms. Your surgeon watches the console and controls the robotic arms to conduct all movements during the procedure.

  • Robotic Prostatectomy: The surgeon removes your prostate gland as well as any diseased tissue around it. The older version of this surgery, open prostatectomy, required a long incision; with robotic prostatectomy, your surgeon creates a small group of tiny incisions instead
  • Robotic Nephrectomy: The surgeon removes either part of your kidney or your whole kidney, along with any diseased nearby tissue. Just as with a prostatectomy, an open nephrectomy is invasive surgery requiring a big incision. The robotic approach requires a few small incisions

Most patients who undergo robotic prostatectomy or robotic nephrectomy enjoy a significantly shortened recovery time compared to those who had traditional procedures. When you’re dealing with prostate cancer, kidney cancer, or another invasive disease, robotic surgery is the least-invasive approach with the best results.