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Urologic Surgery

When medication and other non-surgical treatments are unavailable or cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is the recommended treatment for many conditions that affect the male reproductive organs and urinary tract organs. These conditions include, among other things:
  • prostate cancer
  • ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction
  • bladder and kidney cancer
  • and vesicoureteral reflux.
The da Vinci® Surgical System is being used by many surgeons worldwide for prostatectomy and other urologic procedures. It is a minimally invasive approach, using the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is ideal for both complex and delicate urologic surgeries. This includes prostatectomy, where the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.


Robert B. Kidd MD

Stephen M. Graham MD

Jay W. Heintz MD

Brad M. Lake MD

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System visit