A minimally invasive, laparoscopic prostatectomy can be performed without a robotic surgical system, but the robotic system offers advantages that can provide a better outcome. The da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System at Emory Decatur Hospital for prostate surgery.
The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include smaller incisions and less blood loss during surgery. It can also reduce the amount of time needed for postoperative recovery.
Because the robotic surgical system is an expensive investment for a hospital, not all surgeons have the same amount of experience using it. When talking with a doctor about treatment options, don’t be afraid to ask how long the surgeon has been performing a procedure, how many procedures he or she has performed using this technique, and what is his or her comfort level with the technique.
To find a surgeon who is experienced in the use of the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System, contact Emory Decatur Hospital’s physician referral service at 404.501.WELL (9355).