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Robotic Prostate Surgery

Robotic Prostate Surgery

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  • What is Robotic Prostate Surgery?
  • Advantages of Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • The Process of Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • Recovery Process of Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • Results of Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Robotic prostate surgery is a surgical method used to treat prostate problems such as prostate cancer. Robotic surgical systems are usually used in this method. Robotic surgery involves remote-controlled surgical systems and offers the surgeon a more precise and controllable surgical experience.

    What is Robotic Prostate Surgery?

    Robotic prostate surgery is a surgical method used in the treatment of prostate cancer. This surgery is performed using the da Vinci robotic surgery system. Robotic surgery allows the surgeon to make precise and controllable movements using robotic arms. This allows the surgeon to use a less invasive approach to remove the prostate gland. Robotic prostate surgery can offer advantages such as less blood loss, less pain, faster recovery and less risk of complications. Prostatectomy, which is a general surgical procedure to partially or completely remove the prostate gland, is also considered in the category of robotic prostate surgery.

    Advantages of Robotic Prostate Surgery

    Robotic prostate surgery offers a number of advantages compared to traditional methods. These advantages include less blood loss, less pain, fewer complications, less risk of infection, less tissue damage, smaller incisions and less scarring, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, better visualization and more precise surgical procedure. The robotic surgical system provides surgeons with a three-dimensional image, offering a more precise and more controllable surgical experience. Combined, these factors help patients experience less pain and discomfort in the postoperative period and return to their normal daily activities more quickly.

    The Process of Robotic Prostate Surgery

    Robotic prostate surgery is performed through 4-5 small incisions in the abdomen of the patient. Robotic camera and surgical equipment are sent through these incisions. The cancerous tissue of the prostate is removed using this equipment. The bladder and urinary duct are reconnected to each other with robot-assisted surgery.

    The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes 2-3 hours on average. After the surgery, a catheter is inserted into the patient's abdomen and he/she urinates this way. The catheter is usually removed 5-7 days after surgery. The patient is usually discharged 1-2 days after surgery. Postoperative recovery is usually faster than open prostate surgery. Patients can usually return to their normal activities within 2-3 weeks.

    Stages of robotic prostate surgery:

    1. The patient is given general anesthesia.
    2. 4-5 small incisions are made in the abdomen.
    3. Robotic camera and surgical equipment are sent through the incisions.
    4. The cancerous tissue of the prostate is removed.
    5. The bladder and urinary duct are reconnected to each other.
    6. A catheter is inserted.
    7. The patient is discharged from surgery.

    Recovery Process of Robotic Prostate Surgery

    The recovery process of robotic prostate surgery can vary depending on several factors, but can generally be faster compared to traditional open surgery. The hospital stay may be short for the first few days after surgery. During this time, the patient can usually be monitored with a urinary catheter and sometimes a bladder catheter. The time and amount of pain management may also vary depending on other factors.

    The recovery process can vary from patient to patient, but usually patients can return to their normal daily activities within the first few weeks after surgery. The full recovery process may vary depending on personal factors, the details of the surgery and whether complications are present.

    Results of Robotic Prostate Surgery

    The results of robotic prostate surgery can vary depending on many factors. These factors include the patient's general health, stage of prostate cancer, surgical skill, complications and other medical conditions. However, robotic prostate surgery is known to be successful and offer positive outcomes in most patients.

    Some of the successful outcomes of this surgery include:

    1. Reduction or complete disappearance of symptoms associated with prostate cancer.
    2. Reduced risks associated with surgery, such as less blood loss and reduced risk of infection.
    3. Faster recovery and less postoperative pain.
    4. Fewer complications and less tissue damage.
    5. Shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Curiosities about robotic prostate surgery include the success of the surgery and the risks of complications, the healing process and its effects on issues such as postoperative quality of life, urinary incontinence and sexual functions.

    Is Robotic Prostate Surgery Painful?

    Since robotic prostate surgery is usually minimally invasive, the amount of pain felt during and after surgery may be less. However, it is normal to feel mild pain or discomfort after surgery, but this can usually be managed with medications.

    How soon can I return to normal activities after surgery?

    The time to return to normal activities after surgery may vary from person to person. However, patients usually experience faster recovery times in prostate surgeries performed with robotic surgery. Many patients can return to their normal daily activities within the first few weeks after surgery. However, the full recovery period may vary depending on personal factors and the details of the surgery. It is important to follow your doctor's recommendations and avoid excessive activities.

    Is There a Risk of Urinary Incontinence or Erectile Dysfunction?

    The risk of urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction are two of the common complications of prostate surgery. However, robotic prostate surgery can help reduce these risks compared to traditional methods. In some cases, problems such as urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction may be short-term or long-term. However, such complications can usually be monitored and treated in the postoperative period. Your doctor can give you more information about this and offer you the necessary treatment options. 

     

    * Liv Hospital Editorial Board has contributed to the publication of this content .
    * Contents of this page is for informational purposes only. Please consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The content of this page does not include information on medicinal health care at Liv Hospital .
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