ROBOTIC PROSTATE CANCER SURGERY
It is one of the minimally invasive techniques to treat prostate malignancy compared to the conventionally done Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP) due to its probable benefits. It is also called as Davinci or Key hole" procedure.
In this special type of surgery, the surgeon operates through many small slits made in the abdomen and uses highly focused 3- dimensional viewing system. He sits comfortably near the operating board and controls the robot through its arms. This external machine (Robot) bends far better than the human hands and performs the surgery by the instructions given by the surgeon. It gives out a superior vision, accuracy, clarity and power.
The merits of Opting out Robotic Prostatectomy over the conventional Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP) are:
This procedure can be done to all, except those who have undergone any major surgery in the abdomen or stomach. Spinal or general anesthesia is given to the patients and normally it takes about two hours to complete the surgery. The hospital stay will be around two to three days and the recovery time is seven to ten days.