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Robotic Cystectomy

The robotic-assisted cystectomy may require a urinary diversion with subsequent reconstruction for the removed bladder. For men and women alike, such reconstruction would include a continence reservoir which holds urine in the abdominal cavity until the patient has been fitted with a catheter to empty urine or a bladder replacement and an external bag for urine collection. The da Vinci Surgical System provides the physician with a superior visualization plane and improved surgical dexterity during bladder removal and, if necessary, a reconstructive procedure.

By offering the surgeon, urologist or oncologist a high-definition 3-D view, the da Vinci surgical robot distinguishes the vital muscles and delicate nerve tissues surrounding the operative area, providing the opportunity to preserve them. The robot's unique EndoWrist instruments offer physicians the dexterity not available to them when using conventional laparoscopic instruments. By taking advantage of the da Vinci robot, surgeons are able to dissect and reconstruct the bladder with relative ease.

Summary of Robotic-Assisted Cystectomy:

  • Designed to spare delicate nerve and muscle tissue.
  • Keyhole-sized incisions distributed across the abdomen.
  • A brief 4 to 7 day hospital stay.
  • Less risk of blood loss and a lower chance of needing a blood transfusion.
  • Reduced scarring, minimal discomfort, and less need for major pain medication.

Only one to three month's period of recovery before regaining a normal level of urine control.

Cancers of the bladder are usually diagnosed by examining urine for cancer cells under a microscope (known as urine cytology) or during cystoscopy, an inspection of the bladder by inserting a slender tube equipped with a lens and a light through the urethra up to the bladder.

Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Cystectomy:

  • Minimal damage to vital muscle and delicate nerve tissue as a result of the surgery.
  • A shorter hospital stay and an even faster return to a normal level of activity.
  • Fewer noticeable scars.
  • Minimized risk of blood loss.
  • Minimized chances of post-operative infections.
  • Minimized chances of post-operative incontinence or impotence.
  • Minimized chances of other complications commonly associated with cystectomy.
  • Minimal post-operative pain and discomfort.
  • The unprecedented technology of the da Vinci Surgical System which offer surgeons, oncologists and urologists a high-definition, three-dimensional view of the procedure, as well as the assistance of the robot in suturing.