Jefferson University Hospitals

Laparoscopic & Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

A laparoscopic prostatectomy is a less invasive prostate cancer treatment that urologists can offer patients suffering from prostate cancer. The first in the Philadelphia area, urologists at Jefferson offer the minimally invasive laparoscopic radical prostatectomy as a prostate cancer treatment.

Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Advantages

During the laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, 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 prostate cancer surgery will result in less trauma through small incisions, faster recovery and less overall blood loss during the surgery.

Robotic Radical Prostatectomy Advantages

If you are considering a robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer, our top surgeons perform a high volume of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer treatment. 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 prostate cancer treatment at Jefferson means you will have access to some of the most highly skilled and best trained urologists and other prostate cancer specialists right here in the Philadelphia area. The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated clinical cancer center for excellence in cancer care and research.