Ohio State was one of the nation's first hospitals to use robotics for minimally invasive surgical procedures. A world leader in robotic prostatectomy, Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is one of the nation’s premier cancer centers for performing robotic prostatectomies and one of the nation’s leading robotic training centers for physicians and surgeons trained in the use of the da Vinci Robotics Surgical System.
The internationally recognized robotic prostatectomy team is lead by Ronney Abaza, MD, director of Robotic Urologic Surgery at Ohio State, and is dedicated to patients undergoing robotic surgery for the treatment of urologic conditions, such as prostate, kidney and bladder cancers. The multidisciplinary robotic treatment team at Ohio State also includes specialists in medical oncology, radiation therapy and urology to provide the most integrated and coordinated care for prostate cancer patients.
What is Robotic Prostatectomy?
Robotic prostatectomy is the most advanced surgical option for qualified prostate cancer patients. In this minimally invasive procedure, surgeons remove cancerous tissue with less disruption of surrounding healthy tissue and with less blood loss than traditional open surgery. Performed through small incisions using precisely controlled robotic instruments, this surgical procedure also offers patients a shorter hospital stay, less pain and faster recovery.
What are the benefits?
The benefits for patients who undergo this nerve-sparing surgery include faster recovery times, less blood loss, less pain and shorter hospital stays. In fact, most patients go home within 24 hours of the surgery.
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