Robotic Prostatectomy Video
For men with prostate cancer, surgery may be the best choice for treatment.
If you have prostate cancer and are considering surgery, this robotic prostatectomy video will illustrate what to expect, how surgery works, and what role robotic surgical tools play in the hands of a skilled and specially trained surgeon to remove and treat your cancer. The video is a digital recreation of how surgery is performed, including how a surgeon controls the instruments to safely remove only the diseased tissue and leave the healthy tissue intact, resulting in the best possible outcome for urinary function and sexual function.
As a leading cancer center in New York, Northern Westchester Hospital utilizes the da Vinci Robot Surgical System to perform sophisticated robot-assisted surgery. Our surgeons are experts in their fields, allowing for the best possible chance of recovery for our patients. If you are interested in what this revolutionary approach to cancer surgery, please contact us for more information.
What Is a Prostatectomy?
A prostatectomy is the most popular form of treatment for men suffering with prostate cancer. This procedure removes part or all of the prostate gland in order to destroy cancerous cells before they spread. A small incision is made in the body through which a surgeon navigates to the prostate and removes the affected portions.
While this surgery is fairly safe when performed in a standard manner, the use of robotic-assisted surgical devices can lessen risks, making it more likely for patients to recovery faster and with fewer complications.
Northern Westchester Hospital employs a state of the art device known as the da Vinci Surgical System. This equipment can be used in a wide range of cancer treatments, and is not limited to prostate removal.
Through the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons can perform procedures by using a computer to guide the robot, making the process far more precise than doctors alone can accomplish. Robotics have a greater range of motion, increased dexterity, and better visuals during surgery, increasing the chances of a successful outcome. In addition, robotic-assisted surgery offers many post-surgical benefits, including less pain in recovery, minimal scarring, and earlier discharge from the hospital.
Cancer Care at NWH
In order to provide the best possible care for our patients, Northern Westchester Hospital employs some of the best technologies in the world. Through our robotic prostatectomy video, patients can learn more about the process of tumor removal, as well as the benefits of a faster, easier process.
Prior to undergoing surgery, patients will meet with surgery and oncology teams to discuss the best course of action. Despite the benefits to patient health and recovery, robotic-assisted surgery is not the right choice for everyone and not all patients will qualify. Please share any concerns or questions about this unique opportunity with your doctor upon consultation.
At Northern Westchester Hospital, we are able to implement industry-leading technology to benefit our patients. If you have questions about this robotic prostatectomy video, would like more information or need to schedule a surgical consultation with a member of our team, please contact us at 914-666-1200 or schedule a consultation online.