Radical prostatectomy, the surgical removal of the prostate, is one treatment option for fit men between the ages of 45 to 75 years who are diagnosed
Use of robotics in prostate surgery

Use of robotics in prostate surgery

Use of robotics in prostate surgery

Use of robotics in prostate surgery

Use of robotics in prostate surgery

Use of robotics in prostate surgery
Use of robotics in prostate surgery
  • 2022-06-26 16:20:02 2 months ago
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Among the benefits of robotic-assisted surgical system in prostate removal are shorter hospital stays, faster recovery to normal activity and earlier attainment of urinary continence. Photo: Shutterstock.com

Radical prostatectomy, the surgical removal of the prostate, is one treatment option for fit men between the ages of 45 to 75 years who are diagnosed with significant localised prostate cancer. Over the last decade, there was a transition from open/laparoscopic prostatectomy to robotic-assisted surgical system due to better vision, surgical access, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery to normal activity and earlier attainment of urinary continence. The procedure involves going to hospital on the day of the surgery, being administered a general anaesthetic (one will be put to sleep completely) in the theatre, six small incisions (circa one centimetre) are done across the abdomen (tummy) and the robot is docked. The surgeon usually sits two metres away and controls the robotic arms remotely. The surgery takes anything between two to three hours. The prostate is detached from its neighbouring structures: bladder, pelvic floor muscles, large bowel and urethra (water pipe). The bladder is then joined to the urethra. A catheter (tube) is introduced through the urethra to allow the joint to heal. Ninety-nine per cent of the patients stay one night and the following day they can go...



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