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In 2007, 30% of the approximate 800,000 new cancer cases within the United States were prostate cancer, making it the leading malignancy diagnosed in men. Surgical treatment of prostate cancer has expanded in the past decade from traditional open surgery to new minimally invasive approaches.
In 2006, 35% (31,500) of all radical prostatectomies (those that fully remove the prostate) performed nationwide were performed using either a laparoscopic or robotic approach.
Laparoscopic surgery substantially reduces abdominal wall trauma compared to open surgery. This translates into less postoperative pain, faster recovery, fewer wound complications and improved cosmetic outcomes. Our experience with single-port robotic transumbilical surgery provided better ergonomics and precision during radical prostatectomy surgeries without complications.
Single Multichannel Port
Because the procedure uses only one point of access to the body, single-port surgery can leave minimal to no scarring that can commonly occur after traditional open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery procedures. Some patients are reporting less discomfort and faster recovery times compared with those undergoing traditional laparoscopy.
Distinctively, single port radical prostatectomy (SPRP) is a surgical procedure with potential benefits that are beyond just cosmetic.
Information about this procedure was featured recently on a recent episode of ABC's Good Morning America. Read more in their online article, "Robotic Surgery Offers Precise Handling, Quicker Procedures."