Learn about the minimally invasive surgical options we have available.
Robotic assisted surgery is a form of laparoscopic surgery performed with the use of small instruments placed through tiny incisions. Using the robot, these arms are controlled by the surgeon from a computer console next to the patient.
There are many potential benefits to robotic surgery including decreased pain and blood loss as well as a shorter hospital stay.
Many Urologic surgeries are being performed robotically. In fact, the first robotic surgery performed in the area was done by Regional Urology, and we will continue to lead the Ark-La-Tex into the future of robotic surgery.
Below is a list of common surgeries performed robotically. This is not a complete list and will continue to grow as the field of robotic surgery continues to expand.
- Radical Prostatectomy for the treatment of prostate cancer
- Simple Prostatectomy for the treatment of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
- Partial Nephrectomy for the treatment of kidney cancer.
- Nephroureterectomy for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer (upper tract urothelial, historically known as transitional cell carcinoma).
- Radical Cystectomy for the treatment of advanced bladder cancer.
- Pyleoplasty for the treatment of UPJ (ureteropelvic junction) obstruction.
- Sacrocolpopexy for the treatment of female pelvic organ prolapse (dropped bladder).
- Ureteral reimplant (ureteroneocystotomy) for the treatment of ureteral (tube from kidney to bladder) conditions including injury and obstruction.