What is Da Vinci Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy?
It is a surgical intervention used in cases of non-metastatic prostate cancer in order to remove the prostate and the adjacent tissues damaged. To do this, this procedure relies on a robotic system called Da Vinci that acts as an assistant to offer the surgeon on duty a faster and more precise use of the laparoscope to extract the prostate.
Before the procedure:
- It will be necessary to have a complete physical evaluation and a series of preoperative studies such as blood tests and others.
- Follow the fasting instructions.
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol the days prior to the surgery.
- Do not forget to inform if you are under any treatment with antiplatelet drugs or anticoagulants.
After the procedure:
For this surgery it will be necessary to use general anesthesia. Through the assistance of the Da Vinci robot, this surgery is less invasive and reduces its time to one or two hours.
It is important that you remain hospitalized for at least two or three days for optimal recovery, although a longer stay may be necessary depending on the case.
It is common for you to leave the hospital with a catheter in your bladder and with some slight urinary discomfort after a prostatectomy. If required, due to pain or inflammation, your ABC doctor will tell you which medications to use.
- Urethral damage.
- Developing incontinence problems.
- Sexual impotence.
- Infections and bleeding.
- Pneumonia or other respiratory conditions as an effect of anesthesia.
In our High Specialty Surgery Center, we perform more than 7,000 cutting-edge surgical procedures each year with state-of-the-art technology. Our mission is to provide you with general and highly specialized medical-surgical services with the highest standards of quality and safety comparable with international centers of excellence through a multidisciplinary team that uses evidence-based clinical protocols that guarantee the best assistance and care of your health.
ABC Medical Center has always been known for practicing cutting-edge medicine. Our commitment to innovate keeps us as leaders in the practice of this discipline.
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