Studies show that, compared to open surgery, experienced da Vinci surgeons achieve better cancer control – lower positive margin rates. Positive margin rates are a measure of cancer cells left behind – lower is better.
Better Chance for Return of Urinary Continence
Recent studies show more patients have full return of urinary continence within 6 months as compared to patients having open surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less blood loss
- Less need for blood tranfusion
- Lower risk of complications
- Lower risk of wound infection
- Fewer days with catheter
- Less pain
- Faster recovery and return to normal activities
Faster Return of Erectile Function
Studies show patients who are potent prior to surgery experience a faster return of erectile function than patients who have open surgery.
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