da Vinci® Robot-Assisted Prostate Surgery
Robot-assisted surgical techniques have revolutionized the treatment of prostate cancer. We are proud to offer da Vinci® robot-assisted prostatectomy at Middlesex Hospital, as it complements not only the Middlesex Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery, but also minimally-invasive urology at Middlesex and the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program.
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What is Robot-Assisted Prostate Surgery?
Radical prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the prostate gland, seminal vesicals, and pelvic lymph nodes for prostate cancer. Specially trained Middlesex Hospital surgeons use the next generation of da Vinci® – the daVinci® SI Robot Assisted Surgical System – to perform the surgery. The surgeon is seated at a console adjacent to the operating table and is able to see the area of the operation through a magnified, 3D high-definition viewfinder. This enables the surgeon to see fine anatomic details. The da Vinci® SI system translates the surgeon’s movements at the console into very fine movements of the robotic instruments. The precision afforded by the da Vinci® SI system allows the surgeon to focus not only on removing cancerous tissue, but also on preserving delicate nerves which travel alongside the prostate. Nerve preservation is vital to maintaining urinary control and sexual function.
Who is a Candidate for Robot-Assisted Prostate Surgery?
Men with prostate cancer localized to the prostate gland may be candidates for da Vinci® robot-assisted prostatectomy. Ask your physician to review all of your treatment options to be sure surgery is appropriate for you.
About the da Vinci® SI Robot-Assisted Surgical System
The da Vinci® SI Surgical System is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision, a magnified view, and smaller, more precise movements.
Although it is called a “robot,” the da Vinci® SI Surgical System cannot act on its own. Your prostate surgery will be performed entirely by your Middlesex Hospital surgeon, complemented by the advanced technology of the da Vinci® robot. Very complex procedures can be performed through a few tiny incisions.
The da Vinci® Surgical System has been used successfully worldwide in hundreds of thousands of procedures. Middlesex Hospital’s Center for Advanced Surgery is proud to offer da Vinci® robot-assisted surgery for prostate cancer, sleep apnea, benign and malignant gynecological conditions, and thoracic conditions.