Prostatectomy is the leading treatment for prostate cancer. Franciscan Health offers innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques for prostatectomy that give patients less pain and a higher chance of no long-term side effects.
The American Cancer Society’s guidelines for early detection of prostate cancer recommend that men discuss with their doctors the uncertainties, risks, and potential benefits of screening for prostate cancer before deciding whether to be tested. If screening is positive for cancer, your doctor will likely recommend prostate surgery. Prostatectomy offers the highest chance of recovery from prostate cancer.
Referred to by many as robotic surgery for prostate cancer or robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci® Prostatectomy is more accurately a robotic-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. 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.
Robotic-assisted 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:
Prostate cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in men over age 75. Prostate cancer is rarely found in men younger than 40 and is less common in men who are vegetarians.
People who are at a higher risk for prostate cancer include:
Other people at risk: