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If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a very effective, less invasive surgical procedure.

da Vinci Prostatectomy

This procedure, called da Vinci Prostatectomy, uses a state-of-the-art surgical sytem designed to help your doctor perform the most precise and least invasive prostatectomy available today.

Robotics provides solutions to surgical problems such as the surgical management of cancers, as in a radical prostatectomy – a procedure to remove the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it to remove prostate cancer.

For most patients, da Vinci Prostatectomy offers numerous potential benefits over open prostatectomy including:

  • Faster return of urinary continence and sexual function
  • Less pain
  • Minimal blood loss and need for transfusion
  • Fewer complications
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery than traditional open surgery

The new technology provides surgeons with superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort.

It also makes it possible for more surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures involving complex dissection or reconstruction. These enhancements ultimately raise the standard of care for complex surgeries, creating greater benefits for you, the patient.

To learn more about robotic-assisted surgery at Phoebe, call (229) 312-5207.


As with any surgical procedure, indivudual results may vary. Benefits of minimally invasive surgery cannot be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure specific. 

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