da Vinci Surgery

A prostatectomy performed with the da Vinci Surgical System represents the fastest growing treatment for prostate cancer today. Recent studies suggest that the precision of the da Vinci prostatectomy may offer improved cancer control and a lower incidence of impotence and urinary incontinence.


Open Surgical Incision
da Vinci Surgical Incision


If your doctor recommends surgery for kidney or bladder cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, minimally-invasive approach - da Vinci Surgery. da Vinci Surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to help your doctor perform a more precise operation than conventional surgery.


Nephrectomy (for Kidney Cancer)
Open Surgical Incision
da Vinci Surgical Incision


Cystectomy (for Bladder Cancer)
comparison of traditional surgical incision to da Vinci incision
Open Surgical Incision
da Vinci Surgical Incision


Benefits of da Vinci Surgery

For most patients, da Vinci Prostatectomy offers numerous potential benefits over open surgery including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Improved cancer control and a faster return to continence and potency
  • Increased potential for kidney preservation in certain prescribed cancer operations.

Find a da Vinci Surgeon

Visit the da Vinci Surgeons page to see which physicians have been trained and certified to use the da Vinci Surgical System.

Information and images provided courtesy of Intuitive Surgical.