Radical Prostatectomy – removal of the prostate gland, is one of most common treatments for prostate cancer. Using laparoscopic and robotic-assisted techniques, Saint Francis urologists are able to perform a nerve-sparing prostatectomy, greatly reducing the risk of impotence and incontinence. These minimally invasive techniques equate to quicker recovery, smaller incision, and less damage to sensitive tissue.
Cystectomy – bladder cancer patients experience a more rapid post-surgical recovery, less nerve damage and blood loss, fewer complications, and a shorter hospital stay when surgery is performed using the da Vinci robot. The robot allows surgeons to make smaller incisions sparing delicate nerve and muscle tissue.
Partial Nephrectomy – removing only the diseased portion of the kidney, also known as kidney-sparing surgery, due to disease or tumor using the minimally invasive da Vinci robotic technique means that patients experience safe removal of tumor or diseased tissue, while preserving the remaining healthy kidney tissue. Using robotic tools equates to smaller incisions, less pain, and a quicker recovery.
Pyeloplasty – is the surgical reconstruction or revision of the renal pelvis (a) part of the kidney to drain and decompress the kidney. Most commonly it is performed to treat an uretero-pelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction.
Urinary incontinence sling – provides an effective way for surgeons to alleviate the concerns associated with stress incontinence. A sling is a soft flexible surgical mesh system that cradles the urethra like a hammock helping to restore it to it natural position.
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