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Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

  • What is a Robotic Radical Prostatectomy?

    Mount Elizabeth, Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

    Robotic radical prostatectomy is a robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery performed using the da Vinci® surgical system to remove your entire prostate gland. Using this robotic system, your surgeon is able to connect your bladder to your urethra with greater accuracy. Besides enabling your surgeon to perform the procedure with higher accuracy and dexterity, this advanced system has also reduced docking time (time taken to position the patient and equipment) to less than 15 minutes and surgical operating time to as little as 2.5 hours.

  • Robotic radical prostatectomy is quickly becoming the most popular treatment for prostate cancer, especially when the cancer is confined to the prostate gland. To date, more than 800 robotic prostatectomies have been done in our hospitals.

    There are several benefits to robotic radical prostatectomy compared to conventional, open surgery prostatectomy:

    • Smaller and fewer cuts made.
    • Faster continence (ability to control urination) and potency (ability to achieve an erection) recovery, with less blood loss and pain.
    • Shorter time dependent on a catheter.
    • Shorter hospital stay of 2-3 days as compared to 5-7 days with conventional surgery.
    • Better conservation of the nerves needed to achieve and maintain an erection.

    In addition to the advantages above, patients who have undergone the procedure reported not needing any blood transfusions, experienced no rectal injury and did not need any conversion to open surgery. The continence rate was reported to be 94%, which is comparable with major centres of excellence.

  • Your goal of getting swift, accurate and effective treatment is our strength. Our skilled team of specialists and staff operate at Mount Elizabeth Orchard and Mount Elizabeth Novena – both award-winning hospitals with advanced technology and modern facilities. Take your first step towards better health today, and experience the high-quality, customised healthcare that has made us one of the leading medical institutions in Asia-Pacific.

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