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Robotic Surgery Prostate and Kidney Cancer

We are proud to offer the very best in healthcare, providing state-of-the art facilities and techniques to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the care deserved.  Part of the advantage of seeing an AUCNY physician is our access to and experience with advanced equipment and treatment options.

One of these techniques is robotic surgery, an amazing and reliable way for doctors to perform procedures with greater control and precision than traditional methods, as regulated movements of the machines are much smoother and more stable than the range of motion achievable by even the most trained human hand.

What is Robotic Surgery?

Your surgeon controls the device using a console to guide miniaturized instruments mounted on robotic arms, all while viewing the operating site in three dimensions thanks to an advanced stereoscopic camera.  Your surgeon is in complete control; the movements of his/her hands are precisely replicated by the robot, and the doctor can even adjust the scale of the robot’s movements, repositioning the instruments to extend to any distance needed, all of which gives the surgeon unprecedented finesse and maneuverability—all while operating in a minimally invasive environment.

Robotic vs. Open Surgery

Since its approval by the FDA in 2000, robotic surgery has become a widely adopted method to perform large major surgeries in a minimally invasive fashion.  Instead of the traditional “open” surgery, robotic surgery uses incisions as small as a quarter of an inch in order to minimize scarring and greatly reduce the toll that surgery will take on your body.  Since its approval, surgeons have been using robotic surgery for many different procedures and fields, including cardiovascular, spinal, and transplant surgeries. At AUCNY, we have employed robotic surgery to treat our patients’ prostate and kidney problems for years.

If you are seeing one of our physicians to have surgery performed on your prostate cancer, having minimally invasive robotic surgery will help to preserve the nerves and tissues around your prostate gland, and provide the benefits of:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Reduced surgeon fatigue
  • Lower chance of surgical complications
  • Fewer days with a catheter
  • Faster return to urinary continence
  • Reduced Scarring

If you have kidney cancer and are seeing a physician for kidney-sparing surgery (partial nephrectomy), robotic surgery can minimize the amount of the kidney removed by the surgeon, preserving more normal kidney left in your body. Should your cancer be too large for partial nephrectomy, a robotic radical nephrectomy is then performed to remove the cancerous kidney. 

If you think that you may benefit from undergoing a procedure with robotic-assisted surgery, please speak with your AUCNY physician and ask if this procedure is appropriate for your situation.

Urological Conditions & Treatments

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