da Vinci prostatectomy

Also known as: Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy is surgery done through small incisions in the belly with robotic arms that translate the surgeon's hand motions into finer and more precise action. This surgery requires specially trained doctors. One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland, known as radical prostatectomy. Traditional radical prostatectomy requires a large, 8-inch to 10-inch incision. Such open surgery commonly results in substantial blood loss, a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery and the risk of impotence and incontinence. Using the da VinciĀ® state-of-the-art robotic surgery system gives your surgeon a clearer view of vital anatomical structures, to help him or her perform a more precise surgical procedure.

Providence Health & Services was the first hospital system in Oregon to invest in robotic technology, leading a breakthrough in minimally invasive surgical care. While laparoscopic techniques are ideal for simple surgeries, the unmatched precision of the da VinciĀ® Surgical System enables our credentialed surgeons to conduct more complex procedures, where previously an open surgery was the only choice.