If your doctor
recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may
be a candidate for a new, less-invasive surgical procedure
called da Vinci ® Prostatectomy. This procedure incorporates
a state-of-the-art surgical system that helps your surgeon
see vital anatomical structures more clearly and to perform
a more precise surgical procedure.
As patient communications and media coverage attest, the
succussful outcomes achieved through da Vinci ® Prostatectomy
have evoked a great deal of patient praise and ongoing demand.
For these patients, the experiences of surgery and subsequent
recovery have been positive.
For most patients, da Vinci ® Prostatectomy offers numerous
potential benefits over open prostatectomy including:
> Shorter hospital stay
> Less pain
> Less risk of infection
> Less blood loss and transfusions
> Less scarring
> Faster recovery
> Quicker return to normal activities
As with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot
be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific.