Robotic Surgery for Prostate and Urologic Care
More than 1.8 million men in the U.S. are survivors of prostate cancer. New advances in medical technology allow patients to return to active and productive lives after treatment.
In robotic surgery, doctors remove the prostate through five or six small incisions (each about 1 inch in length). More than 2,000 men have been treated with the da Vinci® Surgical System at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood. St. John’s is five-star rated in prostatectomy, compared to the national average of three. For three years in a row, St. John’s has also earned the Prostatectomy Excellence Award that recognizes hospitals with superior results. The average length of hospital stay is also considerably less than the national average allowing patients to return to their lives faster.
Early diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer can lead to high cure rates. The primary treatment is the removal of the tumor and/or cyst. Robotic surgery is the state-of-the-art method for removal. This allows patients to get back to their daily routine faster. Other benefits include:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Low blood loss
- Precise tumor removal and kidney reconstruction
As with any surgery, robotic surgery is specific to each patient, condition and procedure. It is important to talk to your doctor about all treatment options, including the risks and benefits.
Robotic surgery specialists for prostate care:
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For more information on prostate surgeons who perform robotic surgery at St. John's Hospital, call HealthEast Cancer Care at 651-232-7970.