da Vinci Procedures
Providence Regional surgeons are specially trained and credentialed on the da Vinci robot and perform the following procedures:
Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO)
One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland, known as radical prostatectomy.
Traditional radical prostatectomy requires a large, 8-10 inch incision. This open surgery commonly results in substantial blood loss, a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery and the risk of impotence and incontinence.
With da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery, the prostatectomy is less invasive. This means that your surgeon see vital anatomical structures more clearly and can perform a more precise surgical procedure.
More Urology Procedures:
Nephrectomy – removal of the kidney only; treatment for kidney cancer.
Partial Nephrectomy – removal of cancer within the kidney and some of the tissue around it; may be done to prevent loss of kidney function when the other kidney is damaged or has already been removed.
Pyeloplasty – corrects a blocked or damaged ureter using a temporary stent or hollow tube; goal is to provide drainage of the kidney to the bladder.
If your doctor recommends a hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of uterine conditions. Using da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery, your surgeon can operate with unmatched precision and control – using only a few small incisions. Traditional surgery methods typically require a large incision.
More Gynecology Procedures:
Sacrocolpopexy – corrects vaginal vault prolapse (or falling) by using mesh to hold the vagina in the correct anatomical position; can be performed following a hysterectomy to treat uterine prolapse.
Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) – removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes during a hysterectomy.
Myomectomy – for treating uterine fibroids.
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While procedures performed using the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery are considered safe and effective, they may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.