Our Expert Surgeons
Our prostate cancer team specializes in the most advanced treatments for prostate cancer.
Surgery for prostate cancer requires highly skilled surgeons. Our surgeons are pioneers in innovative and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including a procedure that improves the return of sexual function and bladder control after surgery.
We are the first in Michigan to offer the da Vinci SP® robotic surgery system, which helps surgeons perform delicate surgery in small spaces, for certain patients with prostate cancer. Because the SP system allows all the robotic instruments and camera to work through one small incision, many patients will experience less pain and may be able to be discharged the same day as the surgery.
The type of prostate cancer surgery that is right for you will depend on your unique needs and goals. At Henry Ford, we use the most advanced techniques, approaches and technologies available. With our minimally invasive robotic surgery techniques, our patients experience faster recovery times, and less discomfort, blood loss and scarring.
Robotic radical prostatectomy: This surgical technique involves your doctor using a robot-assisted surgical system. The system provides a three-dimensional view of the surgical area and increases your doctor’s precision and control.
Precision prostatectomy: This is a novel, organ-preserving robotic surgery technique developed by Henry Ford that has been shown to improve return of sexual function and bladder control after surgery. This technique can now be performed as a single-port (SP) robotic procedure (where all robotic instruments and camera work through one small incision) so many patients will experience less pain and may be able to be discharged the same day as the surgery, versus staying overnight at the hospital.
At Henry Ford, we are leaders in the field of minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery, offering our patients:
A robotic prostatectomy uses a robot-assisted surgical system controlled by your surgeon. Using the robotic system gives your surgeon added control and precision, and a three-dimensional view of the surgical area during the procedure. Here’s what to expect:
As a minimally invasive treatment option, there are several benefits of robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer treatment, including: