When medicine, lifestyle changes and other non-surgical treatments do not ease your urologic symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery. Urologic issues are those affecting your urinary tract and reproductive/sexual organs.
Common urologic conditions that may require surgery include:
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Kidney Disorders
- Prostate Cancer
If you are facing surgery, your doctor may suggest one of the following surgical approaches:
- Open Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery, including:
- Traditional Laparoscopy
- da Vinci© Surgery
Important Safety Information
Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci© Surgery, up to and including death. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci© Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to http://www.daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for Important Safety Information.
When Is Single-Site Technology Used and What Are the Risks?
da Vinci© Surgery with Single-Site© Instruments is cleared for use in gallbladder removal, and for hysterectomy and ovary removal for benign conditions. Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci© Surgery, including da Vinci© Surgery with Single-Site© Instruments. There may be an increased risk of incision-site hernia with single-incision surgery, including Single-Site© surgery with the da Vinci© System.
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If you have questions about the da Vinci© Surgical System or about surgical procedures conducted with the da Vinci© Surgical System, consult a surgeon that has experience with the da Vinci© Surgical System. A list of surgeons that have experience with the da Vinci© Surgical System can be found in the Surgeon Locator.