Robotic Prostatectomy

Published On 07/11/2011


a. Experts at Methodist Healthcare specialize in robotic prostatectomy using the da Vinci Surgical System.If you are one of the 180,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, you may be a candidate for a new, less invasive approach to prostate removal called the da Vinci ® Prostatectomy.

This method incorporates the latest advancements in robotic-assisted technology and allows a surgeon greater visualization, enhanced dexterity, precision, control and superior ergonomics.

For qualified candidates, the da Vinci ® Prostatectomy offers numerous potential benefits over the traditional open prostatectomy, including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities

The da Vinci ® Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology. The System allows your surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site. The magnified, three-dimensional view the surgeon experiences enables him to perform precise surgery in complex procedures through small surgical incisions.

The da Vinci ® System enhances surgical capabilities by enabling the performance of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The System cannot be programmed nor can it make decisions on its own. The da Vinci ® System requires that every surgical mauveuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.

The da Vinci® Surgical System has been successfully used in thousands of prostate cancer procedures world-wide. Download a copy of the da Vinci® Prostatectomy patient education brochure.

Surgeons at Methodist University Hospital and Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital perform robotic-assisted surgery in Memphis, Tennessee. To find a surgeon who specializes in robotic-assisted surgery, please call 888.777.5959. 

Robotic Prostatectomy Webcast

daVinci Robotic Prostatectomy WebcastWatch as surgeons from the Conrad|Pearson Clinic perform the least invasive, most technically advanced form of robotic-assisted surgery to remove prostate cancer. Click here to view the webcast.