If you have a urologic condition such as prostate cancer, you may be anxious about surgery and how it may affect bladder control or sexual function.
At St. Joseph's Medical Center, our Stockton surgery centers use the da Vinci® Surgical System whenever possible. It's a minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery that allows your surgeon to operate with extreme precision and control. It's ideal for delicate urologic surgeries, such as robotic prostatectomies.
How Does Robotic Prostatectomy Differ from Traditional Surgery?
A prostatectomy targets a confined area surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. Traditional open surgery requires a large, 8- to 10-inch incision. Drawbacks include significant post-surgery pain, a lengthy recovery and possible long-term impacts on continence and sexual function.
In contrast, our specially trained da Vinci surgeons work through only a few dime-sized incisions, with the help of 3-D images. They are experts in this nerve-sparing technique that allows patients to return quickly to their normal lives.
Why Choose Dignity Health for Robotic Urologic Surgery?
St. Joseph's Medical Center offers the most comprehensive robotic surgery program available in the Stockton area, providing patients with:
- Very low risk of damage to surrounding nerves, continence and sexual function
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery
- Less blood loss, pain and scarring
- Less risk of infection and post-operative complications
See a Urologic Surgery Specialist
You may be a candidate for minimally invasive robotic prostatectomy.