Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy is the most modern and most technologically advanced method of prostate cancer treatment.
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A three-dimensional surgical field visualisation, 10x magnification and the exceptional da Vinci robot’s precision allow the urologist to operate with an accuracy that no other method of prostate cancer treatment can match. This precision is especially important in treating prostate cancer, because it allows the surgeon to avoid damaging the critical local neurvascular structures and unpleasant complications associated with this damage, such as urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Other benefits of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, in comparison with other surgical prostate cancer treatment methods are faster resumption of normal activity, shorter hospitalization time and a lower risk of surgical complications, lower blood loss and less post-operative pain.
What is robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy?
Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy is a minimally invasive method of prostate cancer treatment, during which the abnormal prostatic gland is excised together with the seminal vesicles and, in some cases, also regional lymph nodes. The procedure is performed by making 4 holes in the skin of the abdomen, each between 0,5 to 2cm. The robot’s arms are placed in patient’s body through these holes. One of the arms has a stereoscopic camera, which provides a three-dimensional view of the surgical field. The remaining arms operate surgical tools. The surgeon operates from a separate console, which translates his/her movements to much more precise robotic arm maneuvers and allows to avoid unintentional movements, for example hand shakiness. The arms are also much more agile than tools used in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.
What is the goal of the surgery?
The goal of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy is completely curing the patient and preventing the spread of the disease through metastasis as well as avoiding complications such as urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
How does a robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy look like?
A day before the surgery the patient is admitted to the hospital to go through all necessary consultations, examinations and tests preparing for the procedure. The surgery is being performed under general anaesthesia and lasts between two to three hours. During the surgery, the patient lays on his back and 4 holes are being made in the skin of his abdomen, through which robotic arms are directly introduced into the peritoneal space. To achieve better visibility and more room for maneuverability, gas is pumped into this space as well. Most patients are discharged from the hospital 24-48 hours after the surgery.
Who is robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy for?
Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy is for patients with prostate cancer limited to the gland or locally advanced prostate cancer.
Where do we conduct the treatment?
The treatment is conducted in the Carolina Medical Center in Warsaw.
How can I make an appointment for the treatment?
In order to consult and determine the legitimacy of the surgery, please contact us using the free online consultation.. We will be happy to examine your medical history and answer all questions.
To arrange the treatment, please contact the Patient coordination department at: + 48 606 994 372 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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