Robotic specialty: urology

UF Health The Villages® Hospital

The da Vinci® surgical system is the most innovative technology available for minimally invasive surgery. With the da Vinci system, surgeons can perform surgeries that are both complex and minimally invasive. Using sophisticated computer and robotic-aided technology, the da Vinci system simulates the open surgical environment required for complex surgeries, but without the need for large incisions. Currently, surgeons perform urological procedures such as:

  • Cystectomy to removal parts or all of the bladder
  • Nephrectomy to remove part or all of the kidney
  • Prostatectomy to remove the prostate
  • Pyeloplasty/ureteroplasty to remove and reconstruct part of the urinary tract

What is robotic prostatectomy?

Robotic prostatectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for removing cancerous prostates in men. Utilizing the da Vinci advanced robotic-assisted surgical system, urologists specially trained in robotic surgeries perform small-incision prostate surgeries that deliver outstanding results.

Robotic prostatectomy minimizes the risks of incontinence and impotence and offers qualified candidates many potential benefits over traditional prostatectomy surgery, including:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Virtually bloodless procedure

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