Da Vinci® Prostate Surgery
With the Midlands' only robotic-assisted technology, the experienced physicians at Palmetto Health offer the most advanced, proven option for prostate cancer surgery and have performed nearly 750 da Vinci prostate surgeries. The da Vinci® Surgical System provides urologists with the ability to perform complex procedures using a minimally invasive approach. Through small incisions, urologic procedures such as prostatectomies can be performed with better clinical outcomes as compared to traditional open surgery. The da Vinci® prostatectomy is today the #1 treatment option of localized prostate cancer in the United States.
In prostate cancer treatment, millimeters matter. Nerve fibers and blood vessels are attached to the prostate gland. To spare these nerves, they must be delicately and precisely separated from the prostate before its removal. Surgeons use the precision, vision and control provided by da Vinci to assist them in removal of the cancerous prostate, with the goal of preserving important nerves and blood vessels. Patients may experience the following benefits versus open or laparascopic prostatectomy:
- Reduced blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Reduced complication rate
- Reduced risk of urinary dysfunction
- Reduced risk of sexual dysfunction
da Vinci® Urologic Surgeries
Da Vinci® Trained Urologists
If you have prostate cancer or kidney cancer, consult one of our highly skilled robotic surgeons to detemine if you're a candidate for a da Vinci® prostatectomy or a da Vinci® nephrectomy:
- Terence Chapman, MD – Columbia Urological Associates
- Thomas Edmunds, Jr. MD – Capitol Urology
- Brian Willard, MD – Carolina Urology Partners
Palmetto Health Cancer Centers
Learn more about Palmetto Health Cancer Centers, one of the Southeast's largest and most comprehensive cancer programs with 2,500 patients diagnosed and treated each year.