Urinary Incontinence - 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 Urinary Incontinence. Use this page to learn more about advanced treatment options for Urinary Incontinence including robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system.
What is Urinary Incontinence? What is Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), Urge Urinary Incontinence (UUI)
Urinary incontinence is the lack of bladder control. It is subdivided into different types of urinary incontinence.
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is urinary leakage associated with laughing, coughing, sneezing, jumping, or physical activity. Urge Urinary Incontinence (UUI) is urinary leakage associated with a feeling of urge to urinate. A patient with urinary incontinence may experience leakage when they are not able to reach the bathroom quickly. Urinary incontinence can affect both women and men. However, adult women are far more likely than adult men to experience UI because of anatomical differences in the pelvic region and the changes induced by pregnancy and childbirth. Nevertheless, men may also suffer from incontinence. Its prevalence increases with age, but UI is not an inevitable part of aging.
Urinary incontinence is a treatable problem with many treatment options and guidelines. To identify a treatment that addresses the root of the problem, you need to talk with your health care provider. The three forms of UI are - 1) stress incontinence, which is the involuntary loss of urine during actions-such as coughing, sneezing, and lifting-that put abdominal pressure on the bladder, 2) urge incontinence, which is the involuntary loss of urine following an overwhelming urge to urinate that cannot be halted, and 3) overflow incontinence, which is the constant dribbling of urine usually associated with urinating frequently and in small amounts.
Urinary Incontinence - da Vinci Robotic Surgery as a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
If you have been diagnosed with Urinary Incontinence, 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 for Urinary Incontinence.
A new category of surgery, introduced with the development of the da Vinci® System, is being used by an increasing number of surgeons worldwide to treat Urinary Incontinence. This minimally invasive approach, utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate surgeries such as those to treat urinary incontinence. Using the da Vinci surgery system, your surgeon has a better robotic option to spare surrounding nerves, cause less tissue damage, and overall have a minimally invasive method encouraging a better surgical outcome.
If your doctor recommends surgery, to treat Urinary Incontinence, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Surgery. Using state-of-the-art technology, da Vinci Surgery requires only a few tiny incisions, and thus allows patients to recover more quickly. The da Vinci System enables your doctor to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. da Vinci’s 3D, high-definition vision system allows surgeons to see key anatomy with immense depth and clarity.
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat Urinary Incontinence, you may therefore be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. 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 -
- Less blood loss
- Low conversion rate to open surgery
- Less risk of infection
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
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 Urinary Incontinence, the surgeon is always in control. Advanced robotic surgery for Urinary Incontinence 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 Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary Incontinence 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 Urinary Incontinence - 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 Surgical 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.