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Robotic radical prostatectomy

Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostate removal surgery

Robot-assisted prostatectomy using the da Vinci© surgical robot is a minimally invasive procedure to treat prostate cancer

About

The state-of-the-art da Vinci© Surgical System has become the method of choice for prostate removal surgery. This is thanks to its precision nerve sparing capabilities, which can reduce recovery time and the risks of impotence or incontinence associated with more invasive ‘open’ techniques.

Need to know

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    The procedure is done under general anaesthetic, meaning you’ll be asleep. The da Vinci© Surgical System is a computerised robotic system controlled entirely by your surgeon from a nearby console. Surgery is done through six small cuts in your abdomen. These small cuts allow access for a high-magnification 3D camera, along with specialised surgical instruments attached to the arms of the da Vinci© robot. This camera gives your surgeon a highly detailed view for the procedure, while the robotic arms allow for precise and delicate manipulation of the instruments to remove your prostate. The whole procedure usually takes two to three hours.
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    Your consultant will explain how to prepare for the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you. Because you will be having general anaesthetic, they’ll let you know how long you should avoid eating and drinking beforehand. You should also arrange for someone to take you home after your operation and hospital stay.
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    Most people will be cared for in hospital for one or two nights following surgery. Your consultant will let you know what to expect. As part of the procedure, a catheter will be put in place to drain urine from your bladder during the healing process. This will remain in place for several days following surgery. Your consultant will let you know when the catheter can be removed. They may also explain how to do pelvic floor exercises to help with bladder control as part of your recovery. Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your normal routine, including work or exercise.

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From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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