Minimally Invasive Urology
PinnacleHealth urologists are experts in a variety of minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgeries and procedures.
Our surgeons are able to perform a majority of all urologic abdominal surgeries using laparoscopic technology--including the removal of kidneys and treatment for prostate cancer.
Minimally invasive procedures include:
Nephrectomy (kidney removal)
Adrenal gland removal
Benefits of Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery
The benefits of laparoscopic surgery include a much shorter hospital stay, quicker recuperation time and less pain. Because the incisions in laparoscopic surgery are small, scarring is minimal.Patients typically return home, work and daily activities significantly earlier than they would after traditional "open" surgery.
Robotic Prostate Surgery
PinnacleHealth surgeons who treat prostate cancer are expert at using minimally invasive robotic surgery to remove the patient's cancer while safeguarding the nerves that govern urinary and sexual function. Surgeons with extensive experience performing robotic prostatectomy are most likely to achieve these goals.
Robotic prostatectomy is the most advanced treatment option for patients who are candidates for surgery. Operating through five or six tiny holes in the abdomen, surgeons remove the cancerous tissue while preserving vital nerves and arteries. Like standard laparoscopy, surgeries performed using the Da Vinci system allow patients to return home more quickly--and with less scarring--than with open surgeries.
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