Prostatectomy - A New Medical Technique To Cure Prostrate Cancer
you are uncomfortable with the complications and side effects of prostate
cancer surgery, radiation and cryotherapy, you can think of a new treatment
involving robotics. This is called robotic prostatectomy which is also
called Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy.
This performs a minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery through the
use of a laparoscopic surgical robotic unit knows as the da- Vinci system
manufactured by Intuitive Surgical.
This robotic surgery has revolutionized and advanced the methods of prostate
cancer surgery and treatment methods by reducing blood loss, pain and
recovery time and undesirable side effects. Hence this is referred to
as a blood loss prostate surgery.
The surgery takes place with some very small and precise instruments inserted
through small entrances in to body. The surgeon manipulates the prostate
tissue very carefully and removes the gland completely or parts of it
without any harm or trauma, different from the techniques used earlier.
Consequent to the new treatment a few small marks are left on the abdomen
which need not be worried about as they are normally associated with prostate
cancer surgery. There arte no unpleasant and common side effects as in
traditional prostatectomy as the robotic surgery has removed only the
And Less Bloody Robotic Surgery
The hospital stay is very short the patient is discharged either on the
same day or after a day of the surgery. The recovery period is also very
short and there is quick return to normal activities compared to the other
surgery as the nerves and vessels responsible for bladder and sexual functions
are not affected.
There is less pain and risk of infection as the surgeon performs surgery
delicately with the help of robotic vision and precision. Magnification
of nerves and vessels about ten to fifteen times reduces loss of blood
and transfusions and increases accuracy.
It is a minimally invasive treatment and has become the first treatment
option for many prostate surgeons. The method also reduced post operative
scanning as there are only smaller incisions compared to the regular prostate