da Vinci prostatectomy
If you have an early diagnosis of prostate cancer, there is usually a range of treatment options. These may include conservative management, radiation therapy with either external bream or brachytherapy therapy, cryosurgerym, or prostatectomy - the surgical removal of the prostate.
Referred to by many as robotic surgery for prostate cancer or robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci Prostatectomy is more accurately a robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery that is quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. In fact, studies suggest that da Vinci Prostatectomy may be the most effective, least invasive prostate surgery performed today. The da Vinci prostatectomy procedure is preformed at St. Francis downtown in Greenville, SC, convenient to the Upstate, SC and surrounding areas.
Though any diagnosis of cancer can be traumatic, the good news is that if your doctor recommends prostate surgery, the cancer was probably caught early. And, 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.
Robotic prostatectomy is performed with the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System, which enables surgeons to operate with unmatched precision and control using only a few small incisions. Recent studies suggest that robotic Prostatectomy may offer improved cancer control and a faster return to potency and continence.
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- Patient's Guide to Robotic Prostatectomy