Robotic Surgery of the Prostate – Surgical Art
Surgical art illustrating robotic prostate cancer surgery with the da Vinci® robotic device – a surgical tool that facilitates complex laparoscopic surgical procedures.
This remote controlled surgical device allows a specially trained surgeon to operate the “robot” from an ergonomically designed console. The main illustration depicts selective nerve-sparing technique to preserve erectile function, and the right inset showing the bladder-urethra anastomosis.
Protection of erectile function and urinary continence are the major advantages of this procedure (over laparoscopic and open techniques), with the major benefit for the patient being a shorter hospital stay. Although the use of the da Vinci® robotic device is more expensive, an increasing number of urologists and clinics are undertaking the procedure.
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