Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy is a viable option for treating prostate cancer. It is a minimally invasive method for accessing both seminal vesicles and prostate glands during treatment of prostate cancer. Robotic prostatectomy is performed by an experienced surgical team with the help of advanced surgical robotic technology.
What is Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy?
Robotic prostatectomy involves the use of a laparoscopic system and Robotic Surgery System called da Vinci® Surgical System. This is a sophisticated robotic system designed to enable the surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.
With the help of the surgical system, it is possible to pass miniaturized robotic instruments through keyhole incisions and remove the prostate and other nearby tissues with greater accuracy. During a robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, it is able to create an incision that extends from the belly button to the pubic bone.
In the Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical-Prostatectomy, an image processing machine and a three-dimensional endoscope are used to achieve a clear and magnified view of structures around the prostate gland. This makes it possible to extract affected parts with optimal preservation of critical body parts such as blood vessels, nerves and muscles.
During the procedure, the surgeon operates the surgical system using a computer console that enables him to control tiny flexible instruments. This makes it possible to achieve higher precision and mobility. The whole process is done without the surgeon’s hand entering the area of the surgery in the patient’s body.
Advantages of Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic-Radical Prostatectomy:
Robotic prostatectomy has some benefits compared to the traditional open surgical methods. Here are some of the advantages:
- Less pain
- Less loss of blood during the operation
- Shorter stay in the hospital.
Possible risks of Robotic-Assisted Prostatectomy:
The following are possible risks associated with the Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic-Radical Prostatectomy, although they are very unlikely:
- Damage to adjacent tissue or organ
- Infection of surgical site
Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy:
As with all surgical methods, the robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy has a number of potential side effects, which include:
- Urinary incontinence or inability to control urine. However, this problem will reduce over time.
- Erectile dysfunction or impotence: Depending on the age of the patient, erectile function is likely to be affected.
Advanced Urology Institute is a patient-centered institute that works to minimize the possible side effects of a procedure. They research and partner with the best board-certified urologists, among them Dr. David Burday, to make sure that patients have a good experience during the operation and heal well afterward. For further information, visit the “Advanced Urology Institute” website.