Surgery has evolved dramatically in recent years. An increasing number of procedures that were once only possible through “open” surgery are routinely performed minimally invasively, through laparoscopy. Now, robotic assisted surgery has taken minimally invasive surgery to the next level, and surgeons can perform these delicate procedures with greater precision than ever before. This robust, versatile technology allows us to operate as minimally invasively as possible, with exceptional clarity, detail and control.
An Exceptional Tool in Expert Hands
Without the skill and expertise of an experienced robotic surgeon, the da Vinci Robot is just a sophisticate tool. Our surgeons have accumulated a wealth of experience from performing hundreds of complex robotic surgeries. Guided by real-time imaging of the surgical site, the surgeon operates “virtually” from behind a console. The Da Vinci robotic system translates these movements into the precise manipulation of tiny surgical instruments that have been introduced into the surgical site through a very small incision. Robotic-assisted surgery offers patients and physicians considerable advantages over traditional open surgeries, including:
- Significantly less pain
- Reduced blood loss, resulting in fewer blood transfusions
- Fewer complications
- Smaller scars
- A faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
The following robotic urologic surgeries are offered at North Bay Urology:
- Radical and simple prostatectomy
- Radical cystectomy
- Partial (kidney-sparing) and radical nephrectomy
- Pyeloplasty (to fix kidney blockages)
- Ureteral re-implant
To learn more about the da Vinci® SI and robotic surgery in Marin, visit Marin General Hospital’s website.