Kidney cancer can be treated with minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic partial nephrectomy and laparoscopic radical nephrectomy. During these surgical procedures, doctors may either remove the tumor and a small portion of healthy tissue, or they might remove the whole kidney. Following laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, patients can resume their normal activities in less than half the time it takes to completely recover from an open surgery.
Patients suffering from advanced bladder cancer may need to remove either a part or all of their bladder through procedures called Partial and Radical cystectomy. A partial cystectomy is performed when cancer has spread to just one portion of the bladder wall. However, when the cancer has invaded the whole bladder then a radical cystectomy is performed. In this process, the entire bladder as well as the nearby lymph nodes and organs are removed. A new structure known as a ‘neobladder’ which enables the patients to store urine inside the body or in an external pouch is created. cystectomies are performed using either a traditional laparoscope or robotic laparoscope as patients recover speedily and easily.
Radical prostate surgery is performed using a laparoscopic surgical robotic unit called the da Vinci system. This innovative surgical system provides surgeons easy access to the prostate through a few minor incisions. Small surgical instruments also enable surgeons to manipulate tissue with great precision and remove the prostate gland while reducing harm to the surrounding tissues. The da Vinci system also provides surgeons a considerably enhanced magnification of the surgical field, making it easier for them to view and avoid the critical nerves that pass through the prostate. This in turn tremendously reduces the complications associated with urinary incompetence and impotence.