Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery

Our team of skilled urologists is committed to providing you with high-quality, personalized medical care in our state-of-the-art facilities. Our physicians specialize in the comprehensive treatment of urological disorders using the most advanced technology available.

Why UCA for Prostate Cancer and Robotic Surgery?
  • Experienced team: UCA is one of the busiest and most experienced robotic centers in the world.
  • Urology Centers continues to modify surgical techniques to improve outcomes. Current techniques include:
  • Bladder neck sparing procedure
  • Veil of Aphrodite nerve sparing technique
  • Pelvic floor reconstruction
  • Intraoperative pathology evaluation: frozen sections during surgery to reduce positive margins and PSA recurrence
  • Biofeedback training to reduce incontinence
  • Dedicated erectile dysfunction team to improve potency
  • Comprehensive data collection and monitoring of surgical outcomes
Why Choose Robotics?

Studies of several thousand patients show that laparoscopic surgery is as effective as an open prostatectomy with less post-operative pain, fewer complications, shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery time. Compared to open surgery, robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomies offer:

  • Less Pain
  • Fewer Complications
  • Shorter Hospital Stay
  • Faster Recovery
  • Earlier return of urinary control
  • Improved sexual function
  • Less internal scarring

Score Card & Explanation

Procedure
  • Average operative time: 2-3 hours
  • Average blood loss: less than 100 cc
  • No mortality or re-exploration
  • 95% discharged in one day
  • Average hematocrit of 34.5 (preoperative/postoperative change of 3.1 points)
  • Average catheter time: 7 days
Oncology
  • Positive margin rates of 10.5% for the first 200, 7.7% for the first 350, and slightly less than 5% positive margin rates for the last 100 patients using intraoperative frozen section techniques.
  • Excellent tumor control with 95% having an undetectable PSA in one year.
Functional results
  • 27% with immediate continence requiring no pads; 47% in one month, 82% in three months, 94% in six months, and 98% in one year of continence without pads.
  • Potency data is pending but when nerve-sparing procedures are performed, the results have been very promising.
  • Back to normal activities in 9-10 days per third party questionnaire.
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