Nearly 10,000 Michigan men will learn in 2012 they’ve got prostate cancer.
For many surgeons worldwide and right here at Covenant HealthCare, the da Vinci® Surgical System is routinely used to treat prostate cancer and other urologic conditions. In fact, roughly three out of four prostate cancer surgeries in the United States today are performed using da Vinci® Surgery, a minimally invasive, robot-assisted procedure to remove the cancerous prostate.
At Covenant, 208 urologic surgeries have been performed using the da Vinci® robot since it was purchased three years ago. Many were for prostate cancer – the second leading cause of cancer death in U.S. men.
Why should you choose da Vinci® to treat urologic conditions?
- More American men choose da Vinci® Surgery to treat their prostate cancer than any other treatment today.
- Recent studies found that when comparing surgical removal of the prostate with radiation, surgery had the lower cancer death rate.
- State-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgery enables your doctor to operate through a few tiny incisions allowing for a faster recovery.
Is robotic surgery right for you? Talk to your doctor about da Vinci®.
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is specific to each patient, condition and procedure. It is important to talk to your doctor about all treatment options, including the risks and benefits.