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  • cancer
  • A. The da Vinci Surgical System, developed by Intuitive Surgical, initially was used primarily in urologic procedures, and today well over 90% of prostate cancer surgeries are done robotically. (jfkmc.org)
  • surgeons
  • Robotic surgery actually enhances surgeons' ability to visualize the anatomy, control the movement of very delicate instruments, and perform with great precision procedures often beyond the capability of other minimally invasive modalities. (jfkmc.org)
  • complications
  • A. They can mean less risk of complications and less blood loss during surgery and, postoperatively, less time in the hospital, less need for narcotic pain medication, , and less recovery time compared with traditional surgery. (jfkmc.org)
  • patient's
  • You won't find anyone more enthusiastic about robotic surgery than I am, but I don't hesitate to select another operative approach when it is better suited to a given patient's individual needs. (jfkmc.org)
  • minimally invasive
  • As the incidence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and earlier incidental detection of small kidney masses has steadily risen over the past twenty years, minimally-invasive management of these lesions has become more common. (sages.org)
  • complex
  • The increased precision offered by robotic-assisted surgery also means we can perform complex procedures on patients who might not otherwise have been candidates for those operations. (jfkmc.org)
  • surgical
  • At JFK Medical Center, we employ the da Vinci Xi┬« Surgical System, the latest and most-sophisticated robotic surgery system available today, and one found at relatively few hospitals. (jfkmc.org)
  • I mention this because occasionally a patient will be a little disappointed when we explain that traditional surgery, laparoscopy, or non-surgical management is preferable for him or her due to specific considerations, such as anatomical factors. (jfkmc.org)