Holland Hospital offers the very latest da Vinci® Surgical System for prostatectomy, the most technologically advanced, robotic assisted surgical system available. Using da Vinci tools, specially trained surgeons perform a prostatectomy through tiny one to two centimeter incisions. Smaller incisions typically result in faster recovery times, less pain, and more successful outcomes.
How the da Vinci® Hysterectomy Works
The state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System uses micro-instruments and a 3-D camera to translate your surgeon’s hand motions into precise movements within the operative site.
The da Vinci System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Instead, it requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon. The da Vinci® Prostatectomy has been used in tens of thousands of successful, minimally invasive prostatectomies worldwide.
Benefits of the da Vinci® Prostatectomy
Minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci System often results in:
- a shorter hospital stay
- significantly less pain
- faster recovery
- quicker return to normal activities
- less risk of wound infection
- less blood loss
- less scarring
How to know if the da Vinci® Prostatectomy is Right for You
Approximately 16% of American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer sometime in their life. Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. Treatment options and prognosis depend on the stage of the cancer, the Gleason score, and the patient’s age and general health. Talk to your doctor about whether you would be a good candidate for a da Vinci® prostatectomy.
After a prostatectomy, patients usually need pain medication while in the hospital, and sometimes at home. It's important that you "stay on top of your pain" by taking your medication as directed for at least the first few days. Your doctor will work with you to find the best prescription for you. Most men report their discomfort easing significantly within the first few weeks.
Your physician can schedule a consultation appointment with one of our surgeons for you. An initial consultation is recommended to determine the appropriateness of this procedure for your specific condition.