We offer prostate cancer patients a range of treatment options including robotically assisted prostate surgery. Men who are diagnosed with a localised prostate cancer are candidates for this procedure. The indications for this surgery are very similar to open surgery. In consultation with their urologist, patients have access to the treatment option that is most appropriate for them.
The revolutionary improvements in medical surgical technology created by da Vinci robotic surgery have had a great impact on prostate cancer treatment and prostatectomy. During robotic radical prostatectomy, the surgeon makes approximately five to six small keyhole (<1cm) incisions in your lower abdomen to remove the prostate. He or she sits at a console, using instruments attached to the robot. This allows a more precise response to movement of the surgeon’s hands.
The procedure takes approximately three hours, depending on the size of the prostate and extent of the surgery required. The majority of patients are discharged the day after surgery. However, the time of discharge is decided on a case-by-case basis. By the second night, most of our patients are comfortable enough to go home.