The procedure is designed to remove a portion of the prostate gland. The robotic prostatectomy becomes particularly important when acute to minor cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed. If the cancer is minor, it could be slow in progressing. Whilst robotic prostatectomy may never be necessary in a case like this, the cancer growth needs to be monitored closely at all times by the specialist medical practitioner.
In extreme cases, the entire prostate gland may have to be removed. This gland is located in the male pelvis area. It lies just below the urinary bladder. It surrounds the urethra. The urethra is required to carry urine from the bladder to the penis. Robotic prostatectomy could also be carried out for a number of other conditions not cancerous. Depending on the condition diagnosed, the prostatectomy could be carried out in a number of different ways.
Many of the options to hand are minimally invasive, now done with the help of a robotic arm but still commonly done through traditional open surgery. Nevertheless, specialist urologists will be utilizing advanced endoscopic techniques in order to address the enlarged prostate symptoms without having to resort to open, robotic or laparoscopic surgeries. The main reason for doing the procedure is to treat diagnosed cancer.
It is possible that the procedure could be carried out without the use of chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation therapy. The radical procedure is designed to remove the entire prostate gland as well as all surrounding lymph nodes. Radical prostatectomy will entail a number of techniques. Some of these will of course include robotic prostatectomy. Even so, the surgeon still needs to prepare up to half a dozen incisions in the patient’s lower abdomen in order to finally remove the prostate.