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da Vinci® Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Learn why da Vinci® Surgery may be your best treatment option

Facing Prostate Cancer

Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer cells, and can spread to other areas of the body.

Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably. The prostate is a gland found only in males. It makes some of the fluid that is part of semen.

The prostate is below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The size of the prostate changes with age. In younger men, it is about the size of a walnut, but it can be much larger in older men.

Widespread screening, early detection and improved treatment have improved prostate cancer survival rates. Recent clinical studies concluded that prostatectomy offers men with localized cancer improved survival rates compared to radiation. When found while it is localized or still contained in the gland, 5 year survival approaches 100%.

Finding out you have prostate cancer may be one of the hardest things you’ve faced. That’s why it’s important to learn the facts about your condition before choosing the best path forward.

You may also want to ask your doctor about how the nerves around your prostate gland can be protected. These nerves help to control urinary and sexual functioning.

da Vinci® Prostatectomy

Know Your Options

Having surgery to remove part or all of your prostate is called a prostatectomy. This can be done as an open surgery (through one large incision) or as a minimally invasive surgery (through a few small incisions).  da Vinci® Surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery.

What is da Vinci Surgery?

With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.

The da Vinci System represents the latest in surgical and robotics technologies. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System at all times. da Vinci technology translates your surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.

Why da Vinci Surgery?

The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D HD vision system and special instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. These features enable surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, and control.

da Vinci Prostatectomy offers the following potential benefits compared to open surgery:

  • Similar positive surgical margin rates
  • Faster return of erectile (sexual) function
  • Better chance for return of urinary continence within 6 months
  • Less blood loss or need for transfusion
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Lower risk of wound infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less chance of hospital readmission
  • Fewer days with catheter
  • Less risk of deep vein thrombosis

da Vinci Prostatectomy offers the following potential benefits compared to traditional laparoscopy:

  • More patients return to pre-surgery erectile function at 12-month checkup
  • Faster return of urinary continence
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Better nerve sparing rate
  • Shorter hospital stay

Over the past 20 years, the da Vinci System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. da Vinci technology – changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

Learn more about the da Vinci Surgical System

Contact us today at (910) 672-6364 to schedule a Urology appointment in Pinehurst or Sanford, NC or visit your current patient account at My Patient Page to request an appointment online.

Pinehurst Surgical is a multi-specialty clinic comprised of ten specialty centers located in a state-of-the-art surgical facility in Pinehurst, NC. Our Urology providers serve patients in Southern Pines, Fayetteville, Red Springs, Asheboro and all surrounding areas throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, at our Pinehurst and Sanford offices.

At Pinehurst Surgical, each of our surgeons in Pinehurst, Sanford, Troy, Rockingham, Laurinburg and Raeford, NC is truly a specialist in his or her field. So whether you’re coming in for a routine checkup or a major surgery, you can feel confident knowing that your problem will be treated in the most thoughtful, dedicated manner possible.