What is robotic-assisted surgery?
When a radical prostatectomy is the recommended treatment option for you, you have the benefit of Chesapeake Urology's specially-trained robotic surgeons.
Some people may be nervous when they hear robotic surgery. Robotic surgery is not performed by a robot; rather it is robotic-assisted surgery performed by one of our experienced surgeons utilizing the most cutting-edge robotic surgical systems available.
Chesapeake Urology's physicians perform robotic-assisted surgeries for several different types of urologic surgery, including the radical prostatectomy, which is the most common treatment for prostate cancer.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
Robotic surgeries are performed using the da Vinci Surgical System, a technologically advanced system that utilizes robotic instruments introduced via tiny incisions or laparoscopic ports. These instruments are under the direct control of the surgeon and provide added precision and dexterity, and offer more control and range of motion than standard instruments. Additionally, the specialized telescope of the robot allows the surgeon to see the operative field under 12X magnification and in three dimensions, as opposed to the two dimensional view that standard laparoscopy offers to provide greater visual detail than has ever been possible.
This groundbreaking alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy enables our surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
Chesapeake Urology's highly-skilled robotic surgeons are specially-trained on the da Vinci robotic surgical system. In fact, Chesapeake Urology surgeons performed the first robotic-assisted prostatectomy in a Maryland community hospital in 2005.