More about robotic surgery.  As this field continues to grow and procedures are added, it really can help speed up recovery times and in most instances is far less invasive.  The picture below shows the surgeon in the operating room, viewing everything from the da vinci console.  BD

Even if traditionally invasive open surgery had been an option, Reginald's relatively young age at 55 allowed for a less traumatic, nerve-sparing prostate cancer treatment called a da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy. Taking advantage of the da Vinci robot's improved operative dexterity and superior magnification, a surgeon makes five keyhole incisions rather than the six-inch invasive incision required for open prostatectomy. Smaller incisions mean less nerve damage, less pain, a shorter hospital stay and faster catheter removal. Most importantly, in Reginald's case, the da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy could be performed with less than 100CCs of blood loss, which is insignificant, and would not challenge his religious beliefs.



Source: Bloodless Prostate Cancer Surgery Performed On Jehovah's Witness Patient

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