Queensland Robotic Centre - Urology

Urology Procedures

Robotic Prostatectomy 

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, less invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci Prostatectomy. This procedure incorporates a state-of-the-art surgical system that helps your surgeon see vital anatomical structures more clearly and to perform a more precise surgical procedure.

Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). The prostate gland produces fluid that makes up part of the semen.

Treatment options and prognosis depend on the stage of the cancer, the Gleason score, and the patient’s age and general health. With greater public awareness, early detection is on the rise and mortality rates are declining.

Additionally, new advances in medical technology are enabling cancer victims to go on to live active and productive lives after their treatment. Consult with your doctor for advice on the options that are available to treat your specific condition.

One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland, known as radical prostatectomy. Traditionally radical prostatectomy requires a large, 8-10 inch incision. 

For most patients, da Vinci Prostatectomy offers numerous potential benefits including:
• shorter hospital stay 
• less pain 
• less risk of infection 
• faster recovery 
• quicker return to normal activities 

As with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure specific.

For information visit: www.davinciprostatectomy.com

Robotic Sacropolpopexy

Robotic sacrocolpopexy is performed to correct prolapse and/or herniation of the vagina, uterus, and bladder. In this procedure, mesh is used to anchor the cervix to the sacral bone thereby lifting the vagina and bladder into their normal anatomic positions.   

The robotic sacrocolpopexy avoids the need for a large abdominal incision, women undergoing this procedure are able to experience a less painful recovery with a significantly quicker return to normal activities than would be possible with open surgery.

For information visit: www.davincisurgery.com