Robotic Urologic Surgery

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Robotic surgery is used by urologists to treat everything from prostate cancer to kidney tumors, with excellent results.

Robotic surgery is used by urologists to treat everything from prostate cancer to kidney tumors, with excellent results.

And the advantages are clear. "I can get into very tight, confined spaces and twist these instruments," explains David Mikkelsen, MD, who has been using the da Vinci robotic system since 2004. "I have much better mobility and dexterity."

And that, he says, helps accomplish two important things: "It saves the nerves the patient will need to prevent erectile disorder, and lessens the risk for incontinence."

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