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Prostate

Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery
If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for prostate surgery. Surgeons at Catholic Medical Center typically perform a laparoscopic robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, a minimally invasive technique that reduces the problems and risks associated with traditional open prostate surgery. Patients usually experience less bleeding and discomfort and recover faster with fewer complications following the minimally invasive surgical approach.

Catholic Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in the country andthe first hospital in New England to offer this treatment with the da Vinci® Intuitive Surgical Robotics System, a laparoscopic surgical robot that integrates the most recent advancements in robotics, computer technology and a surgeon’s skill. Patients from across the Northeast have come to Catholic Medical Center for a minimally invasive laparoscopic robot-assisted radical prostatectomy since it was first offered at CMC in 2003.

Advanced Robotic Surgical System
The da Vinci® Intuitive Surgical Robotics System is an advanced surgical system that allows the surgeon to see anatomical structures more clearly and to perform more precise surgeries. With the da Vinci® Intuitive Surgical Robotics System, the surgeon performs complex procedures through tiny surgical openings. The surgeon’s hand movements are translated into movements of the micro-instruments within the operation site.

Catholic Medical Center takes a team approach to performing a minimally invasive radical prostatectomy. Along with the surgeon, two other staff members take part in the surgical process, assessing and positioning the patient and assisting with the procedure. The team works together closely to ensure a strong continuum of care for each patient.

For more information on minimally invasive prostate surgery at CMC,
call (603) 626-2626.
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