da Vinci Partial Nephrectomy - Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy (Removal of the Kidney) Treatment and Recovery Options
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 blockage of the ureters or kidney cancer. Use this page to learn more about advanced treatment options via a da vinci Partial Nephrectomy, an advanced robotic technic considered a laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy.
What is a Partial Nephrectomy, or Partial Removal of the Kidney?
Partial nephrectomy is the removal of part of the kidney instead of the entire kidney as a treatment for kidney tumors. A radical nephrectomy refers to the removal of the entire kidney. Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults. It occurs most often in men ages 50 - 70. The exact cause is unknown. Surgery to remove of all or part of the kidney (nephrectomy) may be recommended by your doctor. This may include removing the bladder, surrounding tissues, or lymph nodes. A cure is unlikely unless all of the cancer is removed with surgery.
Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy involves removal of a small kidney tumor while preserving the majority of the kidney. This approach allows the patient to maintain the greatest amount of kidney function while still ensuring total removal of the suspected kidney cancer. da Vinci is an alternative, more advanced method that is minimally invasive.
Partial Nephrectomy - da Vinci Robotic Surgery as a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
If you have been diagnosed with any of the conditions that might warrant a Partial Nephrectomy (partial removal of the kidney) such as kidney 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 for Partial Nephrectomy (partial removal of the kidney)
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 Partial Nephrectomy and other urological procedures. This minimally invasive approach, utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urological surgery. The da Vinci robot allows the surgeon to perform a Partial Nephrectomy via laparoscopic surgery and the advantages of this minimally invasive Partial Nephrectomy are many.
You may 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
- Increased potential for kidney preservation in certain prescribed cancer operations
- Less pain from surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Lower risk of infection
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 conditions such as kidney cancer or blockage of the ureters, the surgeon is always in control. Advanced robotic surgery such as a robotic / da Vinci Partial Nephrectomy is one of the many advanced surgeries performed at CPMC, San Francisco.
Is a Partial Nephrectomy (Partial Removal of the Kidney) via da Vinci Robotic Surgery the Best Treatment Option for You?
The conditions which may warrant a Partial Nephrectomy are complex, and you should consult with your primary care physician as well as your specialist to consider your best treatment options. da Vinci Partial Nephrectomy 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 radical Partial Nephrectomy 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 Partial Nephrectomy - 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.