Urinary Tract Obstruction, Kidney Tumors/Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Prostate Cancer
Treatment options for urologic conditions may include one or more of the following and will depend on the stage of the disease and the patient’s overall health:
- Biologic Therapy
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Open Surgery
With open surgery, doctors make a large incision in the abdomen. The exact size of the incision will depend on the type of procedure being performed. Open surgery, also called laparotomy, allows doctors to touch key organs and feel inside the patient’s body as they operate.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Laparoscopy: With laparoscopy, the surgeon stands next to the patient and operates through a few small incisions using long, straight instruments and a tiny camera. The 3D high-definition camera provides a magnified view inside the patient’s body. The camera sends images to a video monitor in the operating room to guide doctors as they operate.
Robotic-Assisted Surgery: During robotic-assisted surgery, the surgeon sits at a nearby console and controls the instruments, which bend and rotate. The surgeon uses a 3D HD vision system which provides a magnified view inside the patient’s body. The system translates all hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.