Radical prostatectomy is an excellent surgical treatment for prostate cancer which involves removing the entire prostate gland. This procedure is best performed through laparoscopic or robotic techniques. While prostate gland is normally removed through large incisions in the lower abdomen in traditional surgical intervention, it involves only keyhole-sized incisions during the robotic prostate cancer surgery. These small size incisions are utilized for inserting a laparoscope into the pelvic region & which allows examination & removal of prostate cancer without requiring any large incision in the abdomen.
Minimally Invasive Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery
Laparoscopic & robotic prostate cancer surgeries are the two minimally invasive techniques which are available for this condition. While both these procedures allow operations to be performed through smaller ports than larger incisions, they also end up resulting in fewer complications, reduced hospital stay & shorter times for recovery. Moreover, robotic prostate cancer surgery effectively combines minimally invasive techniques with advanced robotics.
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Robotic radical prostatectomy is nowadays a routine minimally invasive surgical procedure which is used for removing the prostate gland. Both laparoscopic & robotic prostate cancer surgery are now routinely offered to patients around the world.
Advantages of Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery
Robotic prostate cancer surgery is performed through small sized incisions & does not cut through muscle. The robotic technique offers surgeons unparalleled visualization of the operation site & which subsequently allows them to precisely remove cancer from the prostate gland. Additionally, patients also experience significantly less loss of blood with this procedure. The robotic technique enables surgeons to perform complex minimally invasive surgeries which are precise & therefore generate improved outcomes. A state-of-the-art surgical technique which is made available by Travcure Medical Tourism is approved for performing several types of surgical procedures including radical prostatectomy. Most robotic prostate cancer surgery patients are able to go home on the day following prostate surgery & typically return to normal everyday activities in-between 7 – 10 days of time following operation in comparison with 4 – 6 weeks of time that patients undergoing open surgery generally take. Robotic prostate cancer patients also experience less discomfort & postoperative pain alongside faster recovery. While continuously refining so as to improve the potency of the procedure, robotic prostate cancer surgery with Travcure is available to all patients who are good candidates for open radical prostatectomy.
Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Procedure
Unlike conventional open surgery, robotic prostate cancer surgery involves only 4 – 5 small button-hole sized incisions. The surgeon will insert a powerful high-precision endoscope & specialized surgical instruments through these ports in order to remove the cancerous prostate gland. Both laparoscopic & robotic prostate cancer surgeries are minimally invasive. The only difference between a laparoscopic & robotic prostate cancer surgery is that the surgeon personally manipulates the instruments in the laparoscopic version while in the latter he sits in a robotic console slightly away from the patient & drives the robotic instruments to perform surgery which faithfully & accurately reproduces the sophisticated maneuvers of the surgeon.
Components of the Computer-Enhanced Robotic Surgical System
Robotic surgical systems typically consist of the following three components.
- Provides the 3D view of the operating site which includes high resolution, magnification & depth of field.
- Robotic surgical instruments are designed to effectively mimic movements of the human fingers, wrists & hands. This is to allow an extensive range of motion & precision to the operating surgeon.
- Master controls allow surgeons to manipulate instruments which translate natural wrist & hand movements into precisely scaled corresponding movements which are devoid of any human error. While robotic arms remain perfectly steady throughout the operation, robotic wrists also make it easy for the surgeon manipulate tissue or work on prostate gland from all angles with utmost precision.
Duration of Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery
Robotic prostate cancer surgery takes about 2 – 4 hours of time to complete. Patients generally feel comfortable during the procedure & much better afterward alongside fewer requirements of pain medications in the early postoperative period. Travcure Medical Tourism routinely offers robotic prostate cancer surgery to international patients. Doctors associated with Travcure have been performing robotic prostate cancer surgery for the last 5 – 6 years.
Sexual Side Effects of Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery
Robotic prostate cancer surgery is extremely precise in sparing the nerve bundle which is responsible for causing erections. However, the degree of sexual function which is possible following robotic prostate cancer surgery is determined by several factors including the age of the patient & how sexually active he was prior to undergoing the procedure. Most patients undergoing robotic prostate cancer surgery, however, experience temporary erectile problems following surgery. Our patients on average have demonstrated over 82 percent potency rates at 1 year following operation with excellent preoperative erections & which is at par with the best so far.
Recovery Following Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery
After completion of the robotic prostate cancer surgery which typically lasts between 2 – 4 hours of time, the patient will have to stay at the hospital for one or two days. Our operative team will oversee recovery on daily basis during the stay at the hospital. They will also give detailed post-surgery instructions to patients before being discharged. The urine catheter typically comes off on the 5th day after robotic prostate cancer surgery after a cystogram has been taken to check the bladder. Drains also usually come out around the same time depending upon individual requirements of the patient. Robotic prostate cancer surgery patients are not permitted to drive for the next 7 days after the operation. There are no further restrictions on patients for physical activities & are permitted to do as much as they can generally tolerate. Aspirin may also be restarted when patients get back to taking regular meals. Viagra is typically given to the patient after removal of the urine catheter & which is not for inducing erections but for improving blood supply to the penis. However, in case the patient is having any heart conditions, the doctor will determine if Viagra can be given.
Affordable Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery with Travcure
Travcure Medical Tourism is a globally reputed healthcare service provider which is a favorite of international patients seeking excellent quality of medical procedures beyond their borders. Associated with top surgeons & accredited multispecialty hospital facilities in the country, Travcure is well placed to offer the most competitive treatment packages to overseas patients without any waiting period. Moreover, services offered by Travcure are seamless & cover every detail of what overseas patients may need to undergo treatment in a foreign land.