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Robotic Surgery for Urological Conditions

Robotics have revolutionized urological surgery, where the surgical site is often tightly confined and close to nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System uses tiny incisions, much smaller than those of traditional surgery, to insert miniature instruments and a high-definition 3-D camera. The surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution image of the surgical site while controlling the robotic equipment, which translates the surgeon’s hand movements into precise movements that perform the operation.

Da Vinci surgery is used to perform:

  • Adrenalectomy. Removal of one or both adrenal glands due to cancer, hormone overproduction, or a mass.
  • Complete or partial nephrectomy. Removal of all, or part, of the kidney, due to birth defect, damage to the kidney, infection, or cancer.
  • Prostatectomy. Removal of the prostate gland due to cancer or a non-cancerous growth, such as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Sacrocolpopexy. Repair of pelvic organ prolapse.

Locations where these procedures are performed:

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital

Johnston-Willis Hospital

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital