Whether you have a reproductive system abnormality or an obstruction in your urinary tract, highly skilled urological surgeons in the Sutter Health network offer minimally invasive procedures to help.
There are many benefits to having a minimally invasive procedure, the first being minimal scarring from small incisions instead of a long incision used in open surgery. You can also expect:
- Less blood loss
- Low risk of complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery time
- Less pain
Special tools are used to perform minimally invasive surgeries, including laparoscopes, videoscopes and computer-enhanced (robotic) surgical instruments.
Robotic surgery equipment, such as the da Vinci® system, allows surgeons to perform incredibly precise procedures in small areas with enhanced vision, dexterity and control.
When using the da Vinci® system, your surgeon’s hand and wrist movements are translated and mimicked by robotic arms that control surgical instruments. This system eliminates hand tremors and gives your surgeon greater range of motion than a human hand.
Robotic surgery can be used to perform several minimally invasive procedures including:
- Bladder repair or removal
- Kidney surgery
- Pelvic and aortic lymph nodes dissection
- Ovarian cysts removal
- Prostate removal