Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy

Radical prostatectomy with the da Vinci robotic technique refers to the complete removal of the prostate gland and some of the tissues surrounding patients affected by malignant tumour pathology. This procedure is considered as the most advanced, technical and precise minimally invasive surgical procedure currently used in the field of urological surgery to perform this procedure.

Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy

The prostate is a special gland of the male urogenital apparatus responsible for producing a fluid that facilitates the reproductive function of sperm. This gland is located just below the bladder, in front of the rectum and crosses with the urethra. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancer types in men, especially after the age of 65.

Prostate cancer surgery (radical prostatectomy) is considered a rather complex operation. The fact that it can be performed using robotic technology brings many advantages both in the application phase and in the surgical process.

Advantages of Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy

The advantages of this operation are generally as follows:

  • Greater sensitivity and range of motion,
  • Elimination of physiological tremor,
  • True three-dimensional visualization of the operational space,
  • Greater accessibility to deep anatomical planes,
  • More radicalism in tumour removal,
  • Reducing the probability of error,
  • It is less painful after surgery,
  • Lower risk of complications,
  • Reduced risk of infection,
  • Highly small scars (aesthetic improvement),
  • Reduction in side effects (incontinence – impotence),
  • Shorter hospital stays,
  • Lower risk of bleeding (less transfusions),
  • Shorter recovery period,
  • Rapid participation in normal daily activity.

The Prostate Removal Procedure with Da-Vinci Robotics

The Da-Vinci X Robot is considered the most sophisticated and advanced high-tech surgical instrument in the world today. It is a large robotic platform created and designed to expand and enhance the surgeon's abilities. It allows the doctor to operate with a significant degree of precision. It also allows complex surgical procedures to be performed with some degree of minimal invasion.