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Robotic Radical Prostatectomy


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Organ limited prostate cancer can be treated with different methods. For patients who are seeking active treatment, radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the entire gland) is one of the most effective treatment methods.

Robotic radical prostatectomy is a type of minimally invasive surgery which uses a surgical robot to remove the entire prostate. The robotic laparoscopic technique allows surgeons to operate through small ports rather than large incisions. The robotic vision system delivers 3D high-definition views, giving the surgeon a crystal-clear view of the surgical area that is magnified 10 times to what the human eye sees. Tiny instruments are used that move like a human hand but with a far greater range of motion. The system’s built-in tremor-filtration technology helps the surgeon move each instrument with smooth precision.


What are the Advantages of Robotic Radical Prostatectomy?

 Surgical robotics combines minimally invasive techniques with highly advanced clinical technology, resulting in a couple of advantages listed below. Professor Haluk AKPINAR could have access to this technology since 2005.


  • Earlier return to sexual life 1-5: The degree of sexual function after radical prostatectomy is determined by many factors. These include the patient's age, how sexually active he was before the procedure, how much the surgical procedure affects the nerves and how sexually motivated he is after surgery. Most men experience at least temporary erectile problems after radical prostatectomy. Robotic surgery enables to spare erection nerves alongside the prostate. Patients experience faster return of erectile function than patients who had open surgery.

  • Better urinary control 1-5: After radical prostatectomy majority of the patients leak urine however this is transient and gradually urine control is gained again. Patients experience usually .faster, return of urinary continence than patients who had open within 3 months of surgery. In our robotic series, 92 % of patients have satisfactory bladder control and not using protective pads 3 months after robotic surgery. Risks for post-prostatectomy prolonged incontinence are advanced age, diabetes, non-nerve sparing surgery. Better visualization, less blood loss, and the ability to leave longer urethral length with non-leaking good anastomosis are the reasons for earlier urinary control.

  • Fewer hospital stays and hospital readmission 14-21: Patients may stay in the hospital for a shorter amount of time than patients who had open surgery. In our experience, the length of hospitalization is often shortened to 2 days. Also, when compared to patients who had open surgery, patients undergoing surgery with a robot may have less chance of being readmitted to the hospital after leaving.

  • Fewer complications, blood loss, and transfusion 6-21: The three-dimensional vision system magnifies the surgical field up to 10 times and improves the ability of the surgeon to recognize and control small blood vessels, thereby reducing blood loss. Almost none of the patients in our group required blood transfer. Patients may experience similar or fewer complications after surgery compared to patients who had open surgery.

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Robotic (Da Vinci) Radical Prostatectomy

  • Urologist consultation

  • 2 days of hospitalization in private chamber

  • Accompany accommodation in hospital

  • Pre-surgical tests

  • Histology analysis

  • Medicines and expandable materials

  • Robotic surgery under anesthesia

  • Final examination

  • Total stay in Istanbul for 10 days

  • Hotel accommodation for 7 nights in 5 star hotels

  • Assistance services for your medical journey

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