Dr Ian Smith offers Robotic Surgery to the New England area. He is credentialed to operate at Macquarie University Hospital and perform most of his major cases at this site.
A Radical Prostatectomy performed with robotic assistance, using the da Vinci XI Intuitive Surgical system is the most advanced technological surgery available today. The benefits of having a Prostatectomy using robotic assistance are;
The robot allows for minimally invasive surgical techniques, resulting in faster recovery times and shorter hospital stays.
The magnification and vision the da Vinci robot provides the surgeon is far superior to any other surgical approach.
The wrist like manipulation of the instruments via the key hole approach, allow for greater dexterity and a wider range of movement than traditional laparoscopic instruments.
This technology allows the surgeon to have greater consistency in the results of a Prostatectomy.
Faster return of erectile function and lower rates of urinary incontinence 12 months post procedure.
Fewer days with cauterization
Less blood loss with this minimally invasive technique
Lower risk of wound infection or procedure complications