Robot-assisted Millin’s Retropubic Prostatectomy:

Dr. Sergei Tikhonenkov performing Robot-assisted Millin’s Retropubic Prostatectomy (Part 1)

Dr. Sergei Tikhonenkov performing Robot-assisted Millin’s Retropubic Prostatectomy (Part 2)

da Vinci® Prostatectomy*

More U.S. men choose da Vinci Surgery than any other treatment for prostate cancer,1 and more and more men worldwide facing prostate cancer are choosing da Vinci Surgery.
Thanks to breakthrough surgical technology, doctors can offer a minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer – da Vinci Prostatectomy.
Why da Vinci ? Imagine major surgery performed through the smallest of incisions. Imagine having the benefits of a definitive treatment with the potential for:

Better Cancer Control
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.

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.

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 transfusion.
Lower risk of complications.
Lower risk of wound infection.
Fewer days with catheter.
Less pain.
Faster recovery and return to normal activities.
The da Vinci Surgical System is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and miniaturized, wristed surgical instruments designed to help doctors take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci cannot act on its own – surgery is performed entirely by your doctor from start to finish. By overcoming the limitations of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.
If you have been told you need treatment for prostate cancer, it’s time to ask your doctor about da Vinci Surgery.

* Information provided by the