Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery

The surgeons at Tri Valley Urology have received extensive training in Robotic Surgery and are certified DaVinci Robotic Surgeons.

Drs. Conner, Larson and Vemulapalli have participated in a combined 500 robotic surgeries and are experts in Urologic Robotic Surgery. They utilize a team approach, allowing them to perform even the most challenging cases.

Robotic Surgery with the Davinci Surgical System offers our patients smaller incisions, quicker recovery and a lower risk for blood transfusion. The robotic system provides them with excellent visualization and magnification of tissues and organs. This allows our surgeons to perform extremely precise surgery.

Prostate Cancer

Over 150,000 men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer yearly in America.

Robotic Prostatectomy is a mainstay of treatment for prostate cancer. The goals of surgery include removal of the cancerous prostate gland while preserving urinary and erectile function.

The DaVinci Robotic system allows for gentle tissue handling to carefully spare the nerves needed for erectile function. The camera magnification offered by robotic surgery allows our surgeons to see the prostate more clearly, allowing them to prevent injury to neighboring tissues. Another benefit is decreased bleeding with surgery. Patients rarely require a blood transfusion and are often able to go home the day after surgery.

Kidney Cancer

Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with Kidney cancer yearly in America.

In the past, an entire kidney was often removed for a small tumor. This would lead to decreased kidney function. Years of research have demonstrated that Partial Nephrectomy, removal of only the tumor, can cure the cancer as well as removal of the entire kidney. Robotic surgery allows us to remove the tumor and preserve the healthy kidney which leads to better renal function. The smaller incisions used in Robotic Surgery greatly decrease the pain associated with surgery.

Female Prolapse

Many women with prolapse of the vagina can benefit from a procedure known as Sacral Colpopexy. This procedure allows us to return the vagina to a normal location. Using the DaVinci surgical system allows us to make small incisions resulting in a quicker recovery.

Robotic Pyeloplasty

Some patients are born with a blockage of the ureter known as congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction. This condition can lead to decreased kidney function and pain in the kidney. The goal of surgery is to remove the obstructed portion and reattach the ureter allowing the kidney to drain more effectively.

Traditional open surgery requires a large incision. Robotic surgery allows us to perform removal of the blocked portion of the ureter with much smaller incisions, allowing patients a quicker and less painful recovery.

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