Prostate Cancer - 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 prostate cancer. Use this page to learn more about advanced treatment options for prostate cancer, including robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system.
What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). The prostate gland produces fluid that is one of the components of semen.
Prostate Cancer - da Vinci Robotic Surgery as a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, 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 prostatectomy and other urologic procedures. This minimally invasive approach, utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery such as surgery on the male prostate gland. This includes prostatectomy, or radical prostatectomy, in which the target for surgery is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. Using the da Vinci surgery system, your surgeon has a better robotic option to spare surrounding nerves, which may enhance both your recovery experience and clinical outcomes.
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. The procedure is called a prostatectomy / radical prostatectomy, and da Vinci is one of the newer treatment options for prostate cancer. 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 -
- Faster return of urinary continance
- Less likelihood of negative side effects such as impotence
- Less pain from surgery
- 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 prostate cancer, the surgeon is always in control. Advanced robotic surgery for prostate cancer 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 prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer 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 prostate cancer - 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 top surgeons 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 such as top-rated da Vinci robotic surgery. 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!