Robotic Surgery for Urologic Conditions
PIH Health urologists use the most advanced robotic surgery technology, the Da Vinci XI Surgical System, for many urological conditions. Surgical procedures that were previously more difficult to perform using traditional surgical methods have become more accurate and effective through the use of robotic assisted surgery. There are many benefits in using robotic surgery for both the patient and the doctor.
Patient benefits include:
- Minimally invasive
- Shorter operative time
- Shorter hospital stays
- Quicker recovery
- Reduction in postoperative pain symptoms
- More effective management of health conditions
Doctor benefits include:
- Greater range of motion than a human hand
- Precise, greater control of instruments
- Eliminates natural fatigue and/or tremor in surgeons’ hands
- 3D high-definition views, magnified ten times to what the human eye sees
Advanced technology and Sophistication
Robotic surgery, such as the Da Vinci Surgical System, is an amazing piece of technology. Currently, the surgeons at PIH Health Urology utilize the latest DA Vinci XI surgical system for surgeries involving the prostate, bladder and kidneys. These include both cancerous and benign conditions as well as conditions that require a reconstruction of the urinary system.
The field of medicine is constantly advancing with new research revealing discoveries never before imagined. PIH Health Urology strives to keep abreast of these advances within their field of specialty, and the use of the Da Vinci XI Surgical System is just one example.
Watch a quick video as PIH Health Urologist Gerald Yoon MD discusses the Da Vinci Surgical System. Talk to your doctor to learn more.