Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. Removal of the cancerous prostate gland and certain surrounding structures is known as a radical prostatectomy. Because the entire prostate gland is removed with radical prostatectomy, the major potential benefit of this procedure is a cancer cure in patients for whom the prostate cancer is truly localized.
Michael LaValle candidly talks about his robotic-assisted prostatectomy experience and Inova surgeons discuss the benefits of the minimally invasive procedures.
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Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery has become the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. With a robotic-assisted prostatectomy, the likelihood of a complete recovery from early stage prostate cancer without long-term side effects is, for most patients, better than ever.
Inova's state-of-the-art da Vinci® surgical system provides your doctor with enhanced vision, dexterity, control and precision. The surgery is performed through a few tiny incisions and avoids the large incision and lengthier recovery associated with a traditional open surgery.
Inova has the longest-running da Vinci prostatectomy program in the Washington, DC, metro area. We continue to perform an increasing number of robotic-assisted procedures every year, and that means unparalleled experience and expertise at work for you.
Benefits of robotic-assisted surgery over open surgery include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
Talk with your surgeon about whether robotic-assisted surgery is an option for you. Or call 1-855-My-Inova (1-855-694-6682) for a referral to one of our da Vinci robotic surgical specialists.
Read about how a robotic-assisted prostatectomy was the right treatment choice for Jim Moulton.