Dr. Gautam recently shared the benefits of robotic surgery for prostate cancer removal with a leading publication. According to the oncologist, cancer restricted to one location can also be treated with the help of radiation therapy. However, robotic surgical intervention proves to be more effective for the removal of cancer cells.
In addition, Dr. Gautam explained that there are many advantages associated with conducting Robotic Radical Prostatectomy for prostate removal. The patient is able to return back to their normal routine within a few days of the surgery and they are discharged within a day or two after the procedure.
Urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction are the two major side effects associated prostate surgery. However, it is possible to minimize these two side effects with the help of robotic surgery as the surgeons are equipped to precisely dissect the tissues around the prostate that spares the nerves responsible for erection.
Some of the other major benefits of Robotic Radical Prostatectomy include the following:
- No risk of infection
- Better accessibility to deeper prostate tissue
- Higher success rate
- Preservation of sexual function
- Negligible rate of complications
According to Dr. Gautam, the use of robots for prostate cancer treatment is just the beginning of the revolution that lies ahead. In a few year’s time, the robotic system that is used today will become obsolete and newer versions of the advanced robotic system will come up.