da Vinci® Surgery for Urologic Conditions
Surgeons often use da Vinci Surgery to treat urologic conditions like bladder and kidney cancer, as well as prostate cancer.
Men facing prostate cancer are often given the following treatment options:
1) Watchful waiting
2) Hormone therapy
4) Surgery to remove the cancerous prostate (radical prostatectomy)
Because the entire prostate gland is removed, prostatectomy offers patients their best chance for a cure. It’s considered the gold standard treatment for patients with truly localized prostate cancer.
Learn more about the da Vinci surgery options at Mercy Suburban. Call 1.877.GO MERCY (1.877.466.3729) today.
Prostate Cancer: Know the Facts
When making a treatment decision, it’s important to understand that...
• Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide
• 1 in 6 U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer
• If caught early, there is a much greater chance of curing prostate cancer
• 3 out of 4 patients in the U.S. who choose surgery to treat prostate cancer, choose da Vinci Surgery
Why Choose da Vinci® Surgery for Your Prostate Procedure?
da Vinci Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove the cancerous prostate. With state-of-the-art da Vinci surgery, urologists at Mercy Suburban can operate through a few tiny incisions. da Vinci gives them enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control, and offers patients many potential benefits, including:
• Excellent cancer control
• Faster return of sexual function
• Faster return of urinary continence
• Shorter hospital stay
• Low level of pain
• Less blood loss, fewer transfusions
• Lower risk of infection, complications
• Faster recovery and return to normal activities
If you’re deciding on a treatment for prostate cancer, ask your doctor if da Vinci surgery may be an option.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. All surgeries involve the risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual; it may not be applicable to your condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine whether da Vinci Surgery is appropriate for your situation.
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