Other Robotic Surgeries
Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
If your doctor recommends surgery for a kidney disease such as kidney cancer, you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive, kidney-sparing surgery. Depending on your disease state and tumor location, you may not have to lose your entire kidney to surgery. A surgical technique called partial nephrectomy removes only the diseased part of your kidney while sparing the healthy, functioning kidney tissue.
Sparing kidney tissue is important because studies show that patients who have their entire kidney removed are more likely to suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) after surgery than patients who received a kidney-sparing partial nephrectomy.1
In fact, the American Urological Association states that partial nephrectomy is the gold standard treatment option for small to medium-sized kidney tumors or masses.
The da Vinci Surgical System uses state-of-the-art technology to help your doctor provide the gold standard treatment, where indicated, and also perform a more precise operation. da Vinci offers several potential benefits to patients facing kidney surgery, including:
- Excellent clinical outcomes and cancer control
- Short hospital stay
- Low blood loss
- Precise tumor removal and kidney reconstruction
- Excellent chance of preserving the kidney, in certain operations
- Low rate of operative complications
If your doctor is able to preserve your healthy, functioning kidney tissue, this can help to prevent future kidney disease and even dialysis.