Our urologic surgeons use the robot to remove cancerous tumors of the kidneys and to treat benign kidney conditions. Traditional open kidney surgery requires a large incision, which often is very painful. Another approach, conventional laparoscopy, limits the surgeon’s dexterity, visualization and control over the operating instruments.
With the robot’s three-dimensional images, surgeons see an enhanced view of the kidney and are able to maneuver carefully around the organ and blood vessels. They can remove a mass or blockage through tiny incisions, suture the area with less scarring and often preserve kidney function. This allows patients to return to normal activities with fewer post-surgical kidney complications.
Using the robot, our surgeons are setting new standards in the treatment of kidney disease and kidney cancer.