Bladder Diverticulum - Minimally Invasive Treatment Options via da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Recent advancements in minimally invasive surgical technologies mean that savvy patients have options other than conventional surgery. San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center has invested in the latest, most precise technology - the da Vinci Robot Surgical System, an exciting new treatment option in minimally invasive surgery for conditions including Bladder Diverticulum. Use this page to learn more about advanced treatment options for Bladder Diverticulum, including robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system.
What is Bladder Diverticulum?
According to the AUAFoundation (Official Foundation of the American Urological Society), bladder diverticula are pouches in the bladder wall that a person may be either born with ( congenital ) or later acquire. A congenital bladder diverticulum represents an area of weakness in the bladder wall through which some of the lining of the bladder is allowed to protrude. Congenital diverticula are generally solitary and are most often discovered during childhood. They often require no specific treatment. Acquired bladder diverticula are typically the result of obstruction of the bladder outlet (e.g. an enlarged prostate or area of scarred urethra ), bladder dysfunction from nerve injury or, rarely, as a result of prior bladder surgery. Acquired diverticula are often multiple and typically seen in older men (mirroring the incidence of obstruction of the bladder outlet).
Bladder Diverticulum - da Vinci Robotic Surgery as a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
If you have been diagnosed with Bladder Diverticulum, you should consider all your treatment options and work with your physician to identify the best treatment option for you. The da Vinci® Surgical System is one of the advanced, minimally invasive treatment options now provided by California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Our top San Francisco based surgeons are highly trained specialists in robotics surgery, including the use of the da Vinci robot.
A new category of surgery, introduced with the development of the da Vinci® System, is being used by an increasing number of surgeons worldwide for bladder surgery and other urologic procedures. Your doctor may recommend da Vinci surgery to treat cancer, bladder diverticulum, urachal cysts or other bladder conditions. This minimally invasive approach, utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery and generally results in a better surgical experience and faster recovery.
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat Bladder Diverticulum, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. da Vinci robotic surgery is one of the newer treatment options for Bladder Diverticulum. Doctors at CPMC are using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci Surgical System. da Vinci allows the surgeon to operate through a few tiny incisions. Advantages include -
- Significantly less pain
- Less likelihood of negative side effects
- Less pain from surgery
- Faster return to normal daily activities
da Vinci is a robotic surgery system in which the surgeon controls a robot through advanced technology. Even with this advanced robotic surgical treatment for Bladder Diverticulum, the surgeon is always in control. Advanced robotic surgery for Bladder Diverticulum is one of the many advanced surgeries performed at CPMC, San Francisco.
Is da Vinci Robotic Surgery the Best Treatment Option for You? What are the best treatment guidelines for Bladder Diverticulum?
Bladder Diverticulum is a complex condition, and you should consult with your primary care physician as well as your specialist to consider your best treatment options. da Vinci is one of the newer robotic techniques and has been very successful, when used appropriately. Ultimately, however, only you and your surgeon can decide if da Vinci is the best minimally invasive treatment option for you.
Take the first step and make an appointment with a CPMC physician today. We have several surgeons qualified to use the da Vinci robot for Bladder Diverticulum - reflecting an investment in the best surgical technologies used by some of the best surgeons in San Francisco, in California, and in the United States as a whole. We are one of the top-rated da Vinci robotic surgical centers in California, and our staff looks forward to identifying the best treatment options and guidelines for you.
About Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgerical System at CPMC San Francisco
San Francisco residents as well as people who come from all over the United States know that CPMC’s top surgeons are among the best in the San Francisco Bay area at performing da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries. In fact, CPMC’s gynecologists perform more da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries than any other San Francisco Bay Area doctors. Robotic surgery such as the da Vinci surgical system is now the gold standard of treatment for many conditions. Our commitment is to be one of the best robotic and da Vinci surgery centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, and in the United States and to work with our patients to determine the best treatment options, including minimally invasive robotic surgery using the top-rated da Vinci robot. Our Robotic Surgery Department serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region with da Vinci certified surgeons.
Note: da Vinci takes its name from Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci the famous Italian artist and scientist. “da Vinci” may be misspelled as one word, daVinci, as in daVinci robotic surgery, or daVinci surgery, or daVinci certified surgeon, but the correct spelling is two words, da Vinci.