The incorporation of robotic surgery in the urological specialty has meant a great advance and a multitude of advantages for both the surgeon and the patient. The robot par excellence in Urology is the Da Vinci Robot, an operative console, equipped with a high-resolution stereo viewer, which offers a three-dimensional image and with arms that allow movements very similar to those of the human hand, in addition to eliminating the possible tremor of the surgeon's hands.
Robotic surgery in urology is especially advantageous for the treatment of prostate cancer and bladder cancer and is that the real beneficiary of surgery with the Da Vinci Robot is the patient. The advantages are:
- Tiny incisions
- Small wounds and minimal scars
- No wound infection
- No blood loss and no blood transfusion
- Less postoperative pain and, therefore, less medication
- Shorter recovery time and less intensive postoperative therapy
- Less risk in elderly patients
- Less days of hospital stay
- Better erectile power, better urinary continence (in radical prostatectomy)
- Excellent recovery
- Maximum precision for the professional
Although the patients are the main beneficiaries of the use of the Da Vinci Robot, surgeons also enjoy a series of improvements compared to previous surgical techniques.