Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Backus offers patients needing surgery to remove a cancerous prostate the option of minimally-invasive robotic surgery with our da Vinci® system.

Robotic Prostate SurgeryRobotic technology can turn a large abdominal incision and long recovery time into a few small incisions and a quick return to normal activities for men with prostate cancer.

The da Vinci robot enables your surgeon to perform a minimally-invasive prostatectomy to remove your cancerous prostate. He or she will insert small surgical instruments and a three-dimensional, high-definition camera through the small incisions for a magnified view inside your body. This enhanced vision means greater precision during surgery.

Patients who have robotic prostate surgery enjoy:

  • Faster return of erectile function
  • Lower risk of wound infection
  • Shorter hospital stay and less chance of readmission
  • Fewer days on a catheter and a better chance of return to urinary continence within six months
  • Less risk of deep vein thrombosis

Learn more about urology services at Backus.

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