da Vinci® Urology
Prostatectomy — urologic surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System at Methodist Health System
According to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, nearly one in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostatectomy is the most widely used treatment for prostate cancer today in the U.S.
With greater awareness, prostate cancer detection is on the rise and mortality is declining. Moreover, better treatments are allowing more men to return to active and productive lives after treatment.
Prostatectomy with the da Vinci Surgical System
If you're faced with prostatectomy following early diagnosis of prostate cancer, the da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery system can provide an alternative to traditional or laparoscopic surgery. With da Vinci prostatectomy, the likelihood of a complete recovery from prostate cancer without long-term side effects is, for most patients, better than it has ever been.
The da Vinci Surgical System — a minimally invasive approach utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies — is ideal for delicate urologic surgery, including prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.
Using the da Vinci Surgical System, your surgeon has a better tool to spare surrounding nerves, which may enhance both your recovery experience and clinical outcomes. Recent studies suggest that da Vinci® prostatectomy may offer improved cancer control and a faster return to potency and continence.
With a traditional prostatectomy, your surgeon uses an 8- to 10-inch
incision to access the prostate. This approach often results in
substantial blood loss, a lengthy, uncomfortable recovery and a risk of
impotence and incontinence.
Potential benefits of da Vinci prostatectomy can include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities, including urinary function and erectile function
Learn more about da Vinci prostatectomy
If you are a candidate for prostate surgery, call 214-947-0000 to learn more about da Vinci prostatectomy performed at Methodist Dallas Medical Center by independently practicing physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff.
If you are a candidate for prostate surgery, call 972-4-DR-LINE to learn more about da Vinci prostatectomy performed at Methodist Richardson Medical Center by independently practicing physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, including those trained in the da Vinci Surgical System, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.