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Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety. Traditional open urologic surgery - in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs - has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
da Vinci Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.
Minimally invasive options for urologic surgery
da Vinci Prostatectomy
Urologists are using real time fluorescence imaging for selective arterial clamping during kidney sparing surgeries for patients with kidney cancer. Real time application of the technology, coupled with 3D visualization and fully articulating instruments, facilitates a more accurate identification of critical vessels and tissue during surgery. The breakthrough approach to kidney sparring surgery is made possible by the da Vinci Si Surgical System, the most advanced robotic surgical system in the world. This innovative surgical approach increases the likelihood of only removing the affected portion of the kidney which affords instead of removing the entire kidney. Patients receiving a partial nephrectomy are afforded a higher quality of life and documented long term survival benefits. Parker Hospital is one of the select few hospitals in the state of Colorado to utilize the enhanced imaging guidance system for the treatment of renal tumors and is among a small select group of hospitals in the country to have this technology.
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