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. The da Vinci® Prostatectomy (dVP) performed with the da Vinci® Surgical System represents the fastest growing treatment for prostate cancer today.
da Vinci® Prostatectomy 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.
For most patients, dVP offers substantially less pain and a much shorter recovery than traditional prostate surgery. As a minimally invasive procedure, da Vinci® Prostatectomy can offer 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
Moreover, recent studies suggest that dVP may offer improved cancer control and a lower incidence of impotence and urinary incontinence.
As with any surgical procedure none of these benefits can be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure dependent.
The rapid adoption of da Vinci® Prostatectomy combined with increased patient inquiries has inspired an information portal dedicated to da Vinci® Minimally invasive surgery.