Dr Ian Smith offers Robotic Surgery to the New England area. He is credentialed to operate at Chris O'Brien Life House Cancer Center in Sydney, as well as St George Private Hospital. Robotic Surgery is also now available locally at Tamara private hospital.
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