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da Vinci® Surgery for Urologic Conditions

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Physicians routinely use da Vinci Surgery to treat several urologic conditions, including bladder and kidney cancer, but the primary use of da Vinci Surgery in urology is for treating prostate cancer.

Men facing prostate cancer are often given the treatment options of: watchful waiting, hormone therapy, radiation, or surgery to remove the cancerous prostate – known as a radical prostatectomy. Because the entire prostate gland is removed, prostatectomy offers patients their best chance for a cure and is considered the gold standard treatment for patients with truly localized prostate cancer. 

  • Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide
  • 1 in 6 U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in U.S. men
  • 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 

da Vinci® Surgery 

da Vinci Surgery is a minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedure used to remove the cancerous prostate. State-of-the-art da Vinci Surgery enables the Urologists at Mercy Suburban to operate through a few tiny incisions allowing for a faster recovery. da Vinci provides surgeons with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control, while offering patients many potential benefits, such as:  

  • 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


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. © 2011 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. All rights reserved. Intuitive, Intuitive Surgical, da Vinci, da Vinci S, da Vinci Si, Single-Site,  InSite, TilePro and EndoWrist are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. PN 871071 Rev E 04/11