Before surgeons were able to utilize robotic surgical platforms such as the da Vinci robot, one of few options available for treatment was open prostate surgery. This involved the removal of the prostate by way of a large, six to eight-inch incision in the lower abdomen.
However, with the introduction of surgical robots, surgeons can now perform prostatectomies laparoscopically with greater efficiency through small incisions made in the abdomen; each measuring less than two inches.
Because the da Vinci surgical robot enables surgeons to operate with more precision through smaller incisions, it offers patients several potential benefits that include:
- Less bleeding
- A lower risk of infection or complications
- Shorter hospital stays
- Shorter recovery periods
- Less pain
Doctors at Flushing Hospital Medical Center are highly trained in performing several procedures including prostatectomies, hysterectomies and bariatric surgery, utilizing the da Vinci surgical robot.
To learn more about robotic surgery at Flushing Hospital, visit www.flushinghospital.org. To schedule an appointment with a surgeon, please call 718-670-3135.
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