About Robotic Prostatectomy
The prostate is a walnut sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system. Its function is to produce a fluid that is part of male ejaculate or semen. Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form inside the prostate.
Radical Prostatectomy is the most common treatment for prostate cancer. Until recently, prostatectomy was usually performed using an 8-inch to 10-inch incision. This approach commonly resulted in substantial blood loss and a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery.
Using robotic surgery, your doctor can perform the most precise and least invasive prostate cancer surgery available today. The robotic prostatectomy typically uses only a few small incisions versus a large incision for the traditional open abdominal incision. This is one element that results in a quicker recovery, less blood loss and less pain.