Jefferson University Hospitals

Laparoscopic & Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

If you are suffering from prostate cancer, there is a less invasive treatment the urologic specialists at Jefferson can offer, a laparoscopic prostatectomy. Jefferson urologists were the first in the Delaware Valley to offer the minimally invasive laparoscopic radical prostatectomy as a treatment of prostate cancer.

Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Advantages

During this procedure, the prostate is removed through several tiny incisions, including one in the navel. The laparoscope is passed through the navel, and other small incisions create openings for the instruments.

This minimally invasive surgical technique will result in less trauma through smaller incisions, faster recovery and less overall blood loss during surgery.

Robotic Radical Prostatectomy Advantages

If you are considering a robotic prostatectomy, our surgeons perform a high volume of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy for the treatment of prostate cancer. This new technology allows your surgeon to have a high-definition view of your prostate and the surrounding areas, resulting in more precise surgery.

The advantages to robotic-assisted prostatectomy as opposed to traditional surgery may include:

  • Less blood loss/fewer transfusions
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities

Seeking your cancer treatment at Jefferson means you will have access to some of the most highly skilled and trained physicians in the nation. The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated clinical cancer center for excellence in cancer care and research.