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Urology

The da Vinci Surgical System provides advanced capabilities that allow surgeons to perform complex procedures with greater accuracy through tiny incisions. Robotic-assisted surgery allows surgeons to perform a wide range of urologic procedures through 1 to 2 centimeter incisions, from kidney removal to removing part, or all, of the prostate gland, while achieving equal, or better, clinical outcomes.

Advantages of da Vinci Prostatectomy:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Lower incidence of impotence and urinary incontinence
  • Potential for better cancer control

Robotic procedures actively performed at Charleston Area Medical Center include:

  • Adrenalectomy: Removing the adrenal gland. 
  • Cystectomy: Removing the bladder and adjacent structures. 
  • Neobladder: Creation of a new bladder using the robotic procedure. 
  • Nephrectomy: Removing the kidney. 
  • Partial Nephrectomy: Removing a concerning portion of the kidney. 
  • Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection: Removing lymph nodes in the pelvis. 
  • Prostatectomy: Removing the prostate gland. 
  • Pyeloplasty: Reconstructing part of the kidney so urine can freely flow into the bladder. 
  • Ureterolysis: Freeing up the ureter from adjacent adhesions.

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