Prostate Cancer: Minimally Invasive and Robotic Prostatectomy
Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form inside the prostate.
If your doctor recommends surgery, you may be a candidate for the very effective, minimally invasive da Vinci robotic prostatectomy. At Northern Westchester Hospital, surgical removal of the prostate is routinely performed with da Vinci Surgery, a robot-assisted procedure that can result in faster recovery, less pain and a reduced chance of incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
This robotic-assisted surgery utilizes leading-edge technology to enable your doctor to perform the most precise and least invasive prostate cancer surgery available today. Da Vinci robot-assisted prostatectomy may offer excellent cancer control while speeding recovery of urinary continence and sexual function.
With the da Vinci Surgical System®, the surgeon controls a high-definition 3D camera and highly specialized instruments that offer a full range of precise motion in tiny incisions. This enables greater precision and the ability to preserve more healthy tissue.
NWH Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center
We treat prostate cancer using a multidisciplinary approach that includes a variety of specialists and extensive supportive services. Treatment options for prostate cancer may include:
- Radioactive seed implantation, where radioactive material is placed in the prostate to eliminate the tumor and minimize radiation effects to nearby tissues and organs.
- External radiation treats the prostate and, if required, surrounding tissue.
- Hormone therapy is used for the most advanced cases
- Some early, non-aggressive prostate cancer are simply observed.
Visit our Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center to learn about the wide variety of healing services available to our patients with cancer.
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Ask your doctor if da Vinci robotic prostatectomy is the right treatment for your prostate cancer. Request a consultation by completing our online form. Or call our referral line: 877.4 NWH DOC (877.469.4362)