Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. Treatment options and prognosis depend on the stage of the cancer, the Gleason score, and the patient's age and general health. The best prognosis is early detection.
Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cancer-caused death among men. It's important to establish a baseline PSA at age 40, which can help doctors detect a change in the future.
da Vinci Prostatectomy is the #1 choice for treatment of localized prostate cancer in the United States, and is rapidly being chosen by more men, as well as their doctors, worldwide. da Vinci Prostatectomy is a minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical procedure that removes the cancerous prostate gland and related structures.
The goals of surgery are to remove the cancer, preserve urinary function, and preserve erectile function. Radical prostatectomy can be done using traditional open surgery, traditional laparoscopy, or da Vinci robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery.
The da Vinci prostatectomy has several potential benefits:
- Less blood loss, transfusions
- Less post-operative pain
- Quicker return to normal activities
- Faster recovery
- Shorter length of hospital stay
- Shorter catheterization
- Less scaring
Other urological conditions treated include: