da Vinci Prostatectomy
da Vinci Prostatectomy (dVP) incorporates state-of-the-art robotic technologies that provide natural depth of field using 3-D technologies. The procedure allows a surgeon's hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise micro-movements using tiny instruments in the operative site.
The superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, precision and control enable the surgeon to perform complex procedures – like radical prostatectomy – through dime-sized operating "ports."
For most patients, da Vinci Prostatectomy offers substantially less pain and a much shorter recovery than traditional prostate surgery. Other advantages may include reduced need for blood transfusions, less scarring and less risk of infection. In addition, recent studies suggest that dVP may offer improved cancer control and a lower incidence of impotence and urinary incontinence.
Due to its obvious advantages, dVP has become the fastest growing treatment for prostate cancer in the United States. Moreover, dVP has already been used to successfully treat thousands of prostate cancer patients worldwide. This year, it is expected that 20% of all prostatectomies will be performed using this technique – and this percentage is forecasted to grow rapidly.