Robot-Assisted Urologic Procedures
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Robot-Assisted Urologic Procedures Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

Examples of urologic surgeries that have been successfully done using this technique include:

  • Prostatectomy —to remove part or all of a prostate gland found to contain prostate cancer
  • Pyeloplasty —to repair an abnormality of the kidney and nearby ureter (tube that leads from the kidney to the bladder)
  • Cystectomy —to remove all or part of the bladder to treat bladder cancer
  • Nephrectomy —to remove all or part of the kidney because of kidney cancer, kidney stones, or kidney disease
  • Ureteral reimplantation—to disconnect and reinsert the ureter from the bladder to keep urine from flowing backwards from the bladder into the kidneys
  • Procedures requiring fine dissection and suturing (eg, reconnection of the ureter)

Compared to more traditional procedures, robotic-assisted surgery may result in:

  • Less scarring
  • Reduced recovery times
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced trauma to the body
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
 
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