Before you undergo surgery for prostate cancer, make sure you've explored all your options.
Surgery is one of the most effective treatments for prostate cancer, but it is also a decision that should not be made lightly. Have you talked with your surgeon about his plan of attack? If you haven't discussed the possibility of a minimally invasive surgery, ask your doctor about it today. For qualified patients, it has many benefits over traditional procedures. Here are some facts that may interest you.
Robotic surgeries create smaller incisions.
Not only does this mean you won't have large scars to remember your procedure by, smaller incisions are the key to a safer surgery. You'll lose less blood during the operation. Your recovery time will be shorter, allowing you to get back home quicker and return to the activities you enjoy. And your post-op care will be simpler, with less risk for infection or other complications.
The da Vinci® robotic arm is more accurate than the human hand.
It can bend in ways the wrist cannot, and it is not susceptible to human errors, such as trembles, shakes, or slips. But don't think your surgeon isn't playing a role during the procedure – he will be guiding the arm where it needs to go, every step of the way. You're getting the best of both worlds: robotic precision and irreplaceable human instincts.
Surgeons have a better view during robotic surgeries.
The da Vinci® surgical system has the latest in imaging technology, giving your surgeon a full 3D and 360 degree view as he works.
Are you looking for low-risk procedures for treating prostate cancer? You can find out more about minimally invasive urologic surgery at our website, or when you call 972-596-6800.