Da Vinci prostatectomy
September 14, 2011 by Prostate Dr.
The Da Vinci prostatectomy is a localized solution that is minimally invasive: thanks to the breakthrough technology surgeons use, the intervention can be done through minor incisions.
Here are some of the characteristics of the da vinci prostatectomy:
- minimally invasive
- significantly less pain
- shorter hospital stay
- less impact on local anatomical structures, such as nerve fibers and blood vessels
- lower rates of positive surgical margins (=less cancer cells left behind)
- faster return to urinary continence (studies show)
- lower rates of urinary pain compared to brachytherapy patients
Da Vinci is a surgical system controlled by a doctor and which allows for more precise incisions in case of prostatectomy.