Conventional laparoscopic surgery is a technique suitable for basic procedures that require no or minimal anatomical reconstruction, however, for the performance of complex surgeries, it represents an important challenge for surgeons.
Instead, thanks to the high-definition 3D vision, 7 degrees of freedom of movement and improved ergonomics, The da Vinci Robot allows surgeons to perform advanced laparoscopic procedures more simply, safely and with ultimate precision.
What is urological robotic surgery?
Da Vinci robotic surgery is a state-of-the-art surgical technique, in which the conventional laparoscopic procedure is combined with high-precision robotic technology thanks to the 4 robotic arms that are comfortably commanded by the surgeon from the surgical console and also using an image Immersive 3D high definition. The robotic arms have a joint that grants the same movement capacity as the human wrist, so the surgeon can perform complex procedures with precision and safety.
Robotic surgery is today the most common surgery for the treatment of prostate cancer and represents more than 85% of all radical prostatectomies in the United States. The procedure has been performed for more than a decade and positive results have been documented in numerous publications while hundreds of patients have been benefited from the use of this technology.
In the case of prostate cancer surgery, the da Vinci robot allows achieving better functional results in terms of urinary continence and sexual function.
What are the advantages of robotic surgery in urology?
Thanks to da Vinci robotic surgery, significant benefits are achieved, including:
More precise removal of tumor tissue
Far better preservation of neurovascular structures, which allows for higher conservation and faster recovery of sexual function.
Better and faster recovery of urinary continence prostate cancer surgery.
Less blood loss and less need for transfusions
Lower risk of complications and infections of the surgical wound
Shorter hospital stay
Faster recovery and earlier return to usual activities
Is robotic surgery right for me?
Probably yes. The use of the da Vinci robot extends to virtually all abdominal and pelvic surgical interventions performed by urologists, including prostate, bladder and kidney surgery, as well as including indications in benign pathology such as urogenital prolapse surgery (colposacropexy) and of congenital obstruction of the upper urinary tract (pyeloplasty).
Treatment of urinary incontinence and urogenital prolapse
Treatment of upper urinary tract obstruction
Meet your surgeon
Dr. Carles Xavier Raventós Busquets
Dr. Raventós is a renowned urologist with a long career path in minimally invasive surgery, being a pioneer in Catalonia and Spain in several techniques for surgical treatment of prostate and bladder cancer by robotic surgery.
Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
He has worked as a clinical chief at the Platon Hospital until the beginning of 2004 and is currently head of the bladder cancer unit of the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona where he is also an associate professor at the UAB School of Medicine.