CystectomyIf you’ve been diagnosed with bladder cancer and your doctor recommends surgery to remove all or part of your bladder (known as a cystectomy), ask your doctor about minimally invasive da Vinci® Surgery.
Why da Vinci Surgery?
With the da Vinci System, surgeons operate through a few small incisions instead of a large open incision - similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. da Vinci enables your doctor to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Cystectomy offers the following potential benefits compared to traditional open surgery:
- Lower risk of major complications including death
- Less blood loss and lower rate of blood transfusions
- Less need for narcotic pain medicine
- Quicker return to a normal diet
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery of bowel function
- Minimal scarring
State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.
Physicians have used the da Vinci System successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date. da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.