da Vinci Urologic Surgery - Minimally Invasive Urology Options
Surgeons have increased dexterity, precision and control when performing urologic procedures using the DaVinci Robot – which translates to better outcomes for patients. But while the goals of robotic surgery are often similar to open surgery, the advantages of robot-assisted surgery to treat prostate cancer, for example, are many.
Urologic procedures are performed through tiny incisions and robotic-assisted visualization. The DaVinci robot is controlled by a urologic surgeon from a console in the operating room, just a few feet away from the patient. A second surgeon remains at the patient’s side to assist.
Because the incisions made are smaller than in traditional (open) surgery, there is significantly less blood loss, leading to a quicker recovery. Most patients are able to resume normal activities within two weeks after the operation.
You can see the precision with which this robot-assisted technology allows surgeons to perform complex urologic procedures by watching this amazing YouTube video of the DaVinci® Robot peeling a grape! Opens new window
- Bladder Diverticulum
- Partial Nephrectomies
- Prostatectomy / Radical Prostatectomy
- Radical Cystectomy
- Ureteral Surgery
- Urinary Incontinence
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.