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Urologic Surgery

da Vinci® Prostatetectomy

At Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center, our skilled surgeons choose to perform da Vinci robot-assisted prostatectomies when a patient's symptoms allow for this type of surgery. With this system, our surgeons gain a higher level of visibility and the precision needed to preserve the nerves that run alongside the prostate. In addition, this surgery is minimally-invasive. All of these positive factors lead to the increased likelihood of a much shorter and more complete recovery from prostate cancer with less risk of long-term side effects of impotence and incontinence.

Learn more about da Vinci Prostatectomy.

Robotic Urologic Surgery

When medication and other non-surgical treatments are either unavailable or cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is the accepted treatment for a broad range of conditions that affect the male reproductive organs and the organs of the urinary tract. Less invasive surgical options are available to many patients facing urologic surgery. The most common of these is laparoscopy, which uses small incisions. While laparoscopy can be very effective for many routine procedures, limitations of this technology prevent its use for more complex urologic surgeries.

A new category of surgery, introduced with the development of the da Vinci Surgical System, is being used by an increasing number of surgeons worldwide for prostatectomy and other urologic procedures. This minimally invasive approach, utilizing the latest in surgical and robotic technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery.

Learn more about the benefits of Robotic Urologic Surgery