There are good reasons why urologists have led the way worldwide in utilizing robot-assisted devices in surgical cases. Systems like the da Vinci® Si™ provide high-definition, 3D optics, and advanced robotic instrumentation, making them ideal for delicate urological procedures such as prostatectomy.
In the case of a radical prostatectomy, the surgical site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves that affect urinary control and sexual function. Understandably, patients are concerned about any post-surgical side effects. While studies are ongoing, many surgeons have concluded that robotic technology, with its improved vision and control, affords superior preservation of these nerves and blood vessels to enhance a patient’s recovery and outcome.