The da Vinci Prostatectomy (dVP) is a minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical procedure using da Vinci Surgical System’s state-of-the-art technology to remove a cancerous prostate gland and related structures. Recent studies indicate that this technique can help your doctor provide you with a better surgery than traditional open or conventional laparoscopic approaches can provide.
For most patients, dVP offers substantially less pain and a much shorter recovery than traditional prostatectomy. Other advantages include reduced need for blood transfusions; less scarring and less risk of infection. Moreover, studies suggest that dVP may offer improved cancer control and a lower incidence of impotence and urinary incontinence.