Robotic surgery has become an effective option for modern urologic surgical procedures for many diseases. Sometimes medication or other treatments cannot relieve symptoms and surgery may be the best course of action for many conditions such as prostate cancer, and ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, bladder, and kidney cancers.
In today’s advanced medical environment minimally invasive options are available to many people facing surgery. Laparoscopy, which uses very small incisions, is by far the most common and can be effective for routine procedures.
Many patients, at first, feel apprehensive about a procedure that utilizes robotics. However, when they realize that these 21st century techniques can increase recovery time and reduce trauma to the body, they eventually see that the derived benefits far outweigh their initial concerns.