Sarasota Memorial offers the most advanced robotic surgery technology in the world – the da Vinci-S Surgical System – for patients with prostate cancer. The da Vinci’s minimally invasive approach is ideal for delicate urologic surgeries like prostatectomies, where the target site is not only confined, but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. The hospital’s robotic surgeons take advantage of the robot’s pinpoint accuracy to spare nerves and tissue, which in turn helps reduce the potential for incontinence and/or impotency issues that are sometimes side effects of traditional treatments and open surgeries. Smaller incisions and greater precision also benefit the patient by reducing pain and hastening recovery, as well as providing improved cancer control.
Learn more from ABC7 Medical Anchor Heidi Godman’s interview with the Sarasota’s only fellowship-trained robotic surgeon.
Healthsmart - 7/14/2009
About Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Founded in 1925, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional medical center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of inpatient, outpatient and extended care services. It is the only health care provider in the region ranked among U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals,” recognized among “America’s Safest Hospitals” by Forbes.com and awarded Magnet designation – the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing.
Date Published: July 14, 2009
Media Contact: Kim Savage
Phone: (941) 917-6271