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Is Robotic Prostate Surgery better than the traditional surgeries?

Without a doubt, robotic technology has improved the safety and efficiency of various operations. Robot-assisted surgeries enable doctors to operate with increased precision and adaptability since they provide a magnified image of the surgical site. One of the most helpful treatments for localized prostate cancer is Robot-assisted surgery also called nerve-sparing Robotic prostatectomy. 

Before considering robotic prostate surgery, the management of prostate cancer involves a range of treatment options tailored to the individual's condition, stage of cancer, and overall health. Here are the various treatment approaches for prostate cancer:

  • Active Surveillance
  • Surgery (Radical Prostatectomy)
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
  • Palliative Care

If these treatments are ruled out, your urologist can resort to surgery. Is robotic prostate surgery a better option than traditional surgeries? Many people are confused as they are not acquainted with its advantages such as:

Minimum tissue deterioration

Deep inside the pelvis is where the prostate gland is found. The rectum, sphincter muscles that control urination, the venous complex, and nerves that affect sexual activity all surround this gland. It is difficult to distinguish the nearby muscles, blood arteries, and veins that tightly surround the prostate gland during a standard prostatectomy. The patient may experience erectile dysfunction or urinary incontinence if these structures are harmed during surgery.

The surgeon has more control over the method during robotic surgery, and the process is carried out in such a manner that the damage to the surrounding neurovascular bundle is extremely minimal reducing complications like urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

Less bleeding, discomfort, and scarring

With robotic surgical equipment, the surgeon can operate with greater accuracy and less disruption which helps minimize blood loss. Because of the robotic console and 3D camera, surgeons can carry out a precise operation in a smaller space, so a large incision is not needed. This is beneficial for the patient as small incisions are made rather than big ones.

Speedier Recover

The typical hospital stay following a robotic operation is usually one or two days, regardless of the patient's age. This quick recovery is due to smaller incisions and ergonomic laparoscopic ports used. Additionally, the patient experiences less postoperative pain and needs less pain medication. There are numerous reports that robotic prostatectomy has an excellent record for continence as well. Some patients have immediate bladder control after surgery.

Higher success rates

Robotic techniques furnish the precision and control that a surgeon will require to carry out a prostatectomy for localized prostate cancers. Recently, robotic operations have been used to perform an increasing number of prostatectomy cases in India. This has transformed how early-stage prostate tumors are treated by providing the patient with advantages involving fewer treatment-related problems and a quicker recovery.

Dr Basavaraj Neelgar, an experienced Consultant in urology, Uro-Oncology, Andrology, Kidney Transplant and robotic Surgery with over 15 years of surgical experience stands as a beacon of hope for individuals seeking effective Urology treatment for prostate-related concerns.

Dr Neelgar's extensive experience in prostate surgery, coupled with his commitment to providing patient-centered care, instills confidence in patients embarking on their journey to better urological health. The World of Urology's dedication to staying at the forefront of urological health advancements ensures that patients receive the highest standard of care, making it a trusted destination for those seeking optimal outcomes and a better quality of life.