Robotic Surgery

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Arizona Urology

Urology located in Goodyear, Glendale, Gilbert, and Phoenix, AZ

Robotic surgery is the most precise state-of-the-art way to approach many urological conditions and diseases, including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and kidney cancer. With the daVinci® surgical system, your Arizona Urology urologist achieves optimal outcomes with only tiny incisions and easier patient recoveries. To learn more about robotic surgery and its benefits, call the Goodyear, Glendale, Gilbert, or Phoenix, Arizona, location today.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is an advanced procedure in which your Arizona Urology urologist uses state-of-the-art computerized daVinci surgery console to direct your surgery. 

Your urologist sits at the daVinci console, inserting their hands in specialized gloves that use today’s most advanced computer technology to translate every motion to miniaturized surgical instruments. 

The daVinci console allows your urologist to use steadier and more precise motions than the human body is capable of making. 

Your urologist views a large monitor that displays a 10x magnified 3D live image of the surgical site within your body. This view is far more detailed than even perfect vision could ever produce.

Although it’s called robotic surgery, the robotic system can’t work independently. It responds only to your doctor’s directives, so it’s technically robotic-assisted surgery. 

Is laparoscopic and robotic surgery the same?

Laparoscopic and robotic surgery are both advanced surgeries using tiny incisions, miniaturized instruments, and internal cameras. 

The main difference is that in laparoscopic surgery, your urologist performs the surgery directly on your body, while in robotic surgery they direct the robotic arms to perform the surgery. 

What are the advantages of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery has major advantages when compared to traditional open surgery. Not only does it allow your urologist to perform procedures with maximum precision and effectiveness, but it also offers advantages, including:

  • Smaller incisions (button-sized)
  • Less bleeding
  • Shorter surgeries
  • Less scarring
  • Less time in hospital
  • Faster recovery overall

Robotic surgery is now the surgery of choice for many urologic procedures, thanks to its excellent results. Surgeons around the world have performed more than 1.5 million highly successful daVinci robotic surgeries.

What types of robotic surgery are done with daVinci?

The skilled and experienced urologists at Arizona Urology use the daVinci system to perform a variety of procedures, including all of the following. 

  • Prostatectomy: prostate cancer surgery
  • Cystectomy: bladder cancer surgery
  • Nephrectomy: kidney disease and cancer surgery
  • Sacrocolpopexy: pelvic prolapse surgery
  • Pyeloplasty: urinary obstruction surgery

The Arizona Urology urologists can treat most urinary system cancers and serious conditions using the daVinci robotic surgery system. 

The urologists prefer robotic surgery for many advanced procedures because it allows for more efficient removal of cancerous tissue and much faster return to full urinary system function than open surgery. 

The Arizona Urology team offers the most advanced surgical techniques, including robotic surgery, because they’re results-oriented and want the best outcomes for their patients. To learn more, call the location nearest you.