With the development of the da Vinci® Surgical System, an increasing number of surgeons worldwide are utilizing this minimally invasive approach for prostatectomy and other urological procedures. A da Vinci robotic prostatectomy may provide more potential benefits compared to traditional open surgery including more precise removal of cancerous tissue.
Additionally, a da Vinci prostatectomy allows surgeons the ability to perform nerve sparring surgery, which enables:
- Faster return of erectile (sexual) function: Studies show patients who are potent prior to da Vinci prostatectomy experience a faster return of erectile function than previously potent patients who have open surgery.
- Better chance for return of urinary continence: Recent studies show more patients with da Vinci Surgery have full return of urinary continence within 6 months as compared to patients having open surgery.