Surgery has evolved dramatically in recent years, with an increasing number of procedures routinely performed minimally invasively, through laparoscopy. Now, thanks to robotic assisted surgery, surgeons can perform minimally invasive procedures with greater precision than ever before. Working from real-time imaging, the surgeon operates “virtually” from behind a console. The system translates these movements into the precise manipulation of tiny surgical instruments that have been introduced into the surgical site through a very small incision. This robust and versatile technology helps us achieve our goal of always operating as minimally invasively as possible, with exceptional control. Robotic-assisted surgery offers patients and physicians considerable advantages over traditional open surgeries, such as:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Reduced blood loss and less blood transfusions
  • Fewer complications
  • Smaller scars
  • A faster recovery and return to normal daily activities

Minimally invasive robotic surgery is ideal for treating complex and delicate urological conditions and cancers affecting the kidney, adrenal gland, bladder, prostate, and surrounding lymph nodes. Our urologic surgeons have been specially trained on the da Vinci® SI for the following complex urologic operations:

  • Radical and Simple Prostatectomy
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Partial (kidney-sparing) and Radical Nephrectomy
  • Pyeloplasty (to fix kidney blockages)
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Ureteral Re-implant

If you and your doctor have determined robotic surgery might be the right course of treatment for you, use our physician finder to see a current list of robotic surgeons who specialize in urologic robotic surgery.