The traditional method to treat problems that affect male reproductive organs is through surgery that requires large incisions to access the pelvic organs. Common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
Robotic-assisted urologic surgery is less invasive, allowing the surgeon to work through several keyhole incisions. The robotic arms of the da Vinci Surgical System operate within these ports, with the surgeon in full control of his or her actions throughout the procedure.
Less invasive, robotic technology does not compromise the surgeon's ability to complete difficult urologic procedures. Rather, it allows the surgeon to perform a more precise operation than is available through open surgery.
The best example of this is the robotic radical prostatectomy – the most common form of the procedure performed in the world. When performing prostatectomy with robotic assistance, the surgeon has a high dexterity and visualization that can help spare the delicate nerves that surround the prostate gland.
The adrenal glands are the star-shaped endocrine glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They chiefly are responsible for regulating the stress response through the synthesis of hormones.
Through robotic-assisted urologic surgery, TriHealth can treat cancerous and non-cancerous kidney disorders.