Patients often experience less pain, bleeding, scarring and a quicker recovery time with this less invasive surgery. Prostate surgery patient Mr. Dave Barta* was back playing soccer in just four weeks following his surgery.
da Vinci Prostatectomy (dVP)
Referred to by many as robotic surgery for prostate cancer or robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci® Prostatectomy is more accurately a robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery that is quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. In fact, studies suggest that da Vinci Prostatectomy may be the most effective, least invasive prostate surgery performed today.1
Though any diagnosis of cancer can be traumatic, the good news is that if your doctor recommends prostate surgery, the cancer was probably caught early. And, with da Vinci Prostatectomy, the likelihood of a complete recovery from prostate cancer without long-term side effects is, for most patients, better than it has ever been.
da Vinci Prostatectomy is performed with the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System – the latest evolution in robotics technology. The da Vinci Surgical System enables surgeons to operate with unmatched precision and control using only a few small incisions. Recent studies suggest that da Vinci Prostatectomy may offer improved cancer control and a faster return to potency and continence. da Vinci Prostatectomy also offers these potential benefits:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- And a faster return to normal daily activities
If you are a candidate for prostate surgery, talk to a surgeon who performs da Vinci Prostatectomy.
At McKenzie-Willamette, the Oregon Urinary Institute now performs da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery to treat prostate problems. Several local urology surgeons from the Oregon Urology Institute routinely use the da Vinci system, including physicians David DiMarco, David Esrig, Douglas Hoff, Bryan Mehlhaff, Brady Walker and Jeffrey Woolsey.
*Quoted and/or pictured patients have consent forms on file with the Medical Records Department at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center.