Dr. Jon Morton, M.D., a urologist at Methodist Hospital who has utilized the device primarily for prostate surgeries, said the precise views and greater dexterity afforded surgeons using the da Vinci robot for prostate surgery cases reduce the risk of impotence and incontinence often associated with such procedures.
said the enhanced views also lessen the possibility of damaging surrounding nerves and tissues, as well as a reduced risk of scarring.
The result for the patient is less pain, less blood loss, faster catheter removals and shorter hospital stays.
"It is a tremendous improvement in the area of minimally invasive surgery," Dr. Morton
"The high-resolution, three-dimensional view and the full-range of motion afforded surgeons allow us work with pinpoint accuracy," Dr. Morton