Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

What is Robotic Radical Prostatectomy?

Robotic Radical Prostatectomy is the name given to the surgical procedure in which the entire prostate and surrounding tissues are removed with the da-vinci robot method for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer.

How is Robotic Radical Prostatectomy Performed?

Robotic radical prostatectomy is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room environment. 4 5mm and 1 12mm holes are drilled in the patient's abdomen.

The abdomen is inflated with air. The necessary surgical instruments are placed through the holes drilled with the robotic arms called da-vinci.

Prostate and surrounding tissues are removed. If the doctor deems it necessary, the surrounding lymph can also be taken. The process takes 2-3 hours on average.

Who Can Have Robotic Radical Prostatectomy?

Robotic radical prostatectomy can be performed on any patient diagnosed with prostate cancer who meets the appropriate conditions for surgery.

What are the Types of Malicious Prostate Surgery?

Operations that can be performed on patients diagnosed with prostate cancer are open radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and robotic radical prostatectomy.

What Should Be Considered After Robotic Radical Prostatectomy?

We explain every detail that our patient should pay attention to after the surgery. However, in the first weeks, we have basic recommendations such as avoiding sudden movements, not lifting heavy loads, not staying in the cold, not sitting on a hard floor.

Removing the Entire Prostate?

Yes. The entire prostate is taken together with the surrounding tissues. In some cases, the surrounding lymphatic tissues can be taken as an addition.

Does This Surgery Have an Effect on Sexual Life?

There is a negative effect on sexual life in all malignant prostate surgeries.

However, this ratio will be at least in robotic method. Because when the procedure is performed with the aid of a da-vinci robot, the nerves and veins that go to the penis are minimally affected. This process returns to normal with medication and additional treatments in the postoperative period.

Is Incontinence Possible?

Urinary incontinence may occur in all malignant prostate surgeries. However, this rate is at least in the robotic method.

Because when the operation is done with the help of da-vinci robot, the sphincter is affected in the least way. If the patient is leaking urine in the postoperative period, it is aimed to normalize this process with medication and additional treatments.

How Long is Robotic Radical Prostatectomy Recovery Time?

Our patient can take walks after resting for the first week. Provided that it is not heavy, he can do exercise and daily activities. He can return to work after 2 weeks. Full recovery is 3 months.

How to Choose a Doctor for Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Robotic Radical Prostatectomy surgery is the newest technique among prostate surgeries. For this reason, a doctor and hospital specialized in robotic surgery should be preferred.

How Long Does a Robotic Radical Prostatectomy Take? Do You Need to Stay in the Hospital?

The hospital stay is 4 days after the surgery. However, in cases where there is a chronic disease, respiratory problem or additional follow-up such as bleeding, the hospitalization period can be extended for 1-2 days. The doctor decides this process.

Is There Any Pain After Robotic Radical Prostatectomy?

After Robotic Radical Prostatectomy surgery, a more comfortable process is experienced compared to other prostate surgeries. However, there will be minimal pain. We take these pains under control with the painkillers we apply.

What are the Complications and Possible Problems?

Because Robotic Radical Prostatectomy surgery is an endoscopic (closed) system, complication rates are lower than other prostate surgeries.

However, the main complications are pain, bleeding, infection, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction.

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