A whole new approach to prostate cancer surgery that is more precise and less invasive, so you can get back to your life faster and with fewer side effects.
At Middlesex Health, we are proud to offer da Vinci® Robot-Assisted Surgery for prostate cancer as a part of our Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program.
Robot-assisted prostate surgery is a high-tech method for radical prostatectomy. Radical prostatectomy is used for localized cancer (in or near the prostate), and it involves the removal of:
- the prostate
- tissue near the prostate (may include seminal vesicles)
- lymph nodes in the pelvis (if necessary)
The da Vinci® Robot allows your surgeon to be incredibly precise. This means that the delicate nerves near the prostate can be preserved, so that you can maintain as much urinary control and sexual function as possible.
The da Vinci® system includes a powerful, high-definition camera that provides the doctor with crystal clear 3D images of the surgical area. The ability to see fine anatomical details is key to the nerve preservation.
Men with prostate cancer that is localized to the prostate gland (has not spread in the body) may be candidates for robot-assisted surgery.
Your physician will review all of your treatment options with you, and together you will determine the best course of action.