Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). The prostate gland produces fluid that is one of the components of semen. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin malignancy in men and is responsible for more deaths than any other cancer, except for lung cancer. Prevalence of prostate cancer is very high in the world – about 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, but only 1 man in 34 will die of it.
Treatment options and prognosis depend on the stage of the cancer and the patient’s age and general health. With greater public awareness, early detection is on the rise and mortality rates are declining. Additionally, new advances in medical technology are enabling cancer patients to return to active and productive lives after their treatment.
Da Vinci master slave robotic system is used to completely eradicate cancer with minimal side effects for treating Prostate Cancer. Through this system a minimally invasive robot assisted radical prostatectomy technique has been developed in which doctors evolved a unique sequence of surgical steps.
The Da Vinci is a sophisticated master-slave robot that incorporates 3-D high definition visualization, scaling of movement, and wristed instrumentation.
The operations with the Da Vinci System are performed with no direct mechanical connection between the surgeon and the patient. The surgeon is working a few feet away from the operating table, while seated at a computer console with a three-dimensional view of the operating field.
Usually in conventional approach surgeons make decisions using tactile and visual cues to identify a phenomenon, which is actually microscopic which is likely to damage nerves or to leave cancer behind.
Neither clinical nor imaging tests are sensitive enough to capture a tumour at T3 stage where it has become locally advanced and is a few steps away from spreading to distant structures.
Sometimes it is difficult for surgeons to find a precise plane between the cancer and urinary sphincter or the nerves and err on the side of cancer safety leading to incontinence or Impotence.
Through this Advanced Robotic Technique (ART) surgeons achieve a Balancing cancer control.
Advanced Robotic technique gives surgeon a sophisticated master slave robot that incorporates 3-D high definition vision, scaling of movement and wristed instrumentation.
Da vinci robot system minimizes side effects thereby control over urinary and fecal discharge i.e. continence and return to normal sexual function.
Using the Da Vinci Surgical System, the surgeon operates while seated comfortably at a computer console viewing a 3-D image of the surgical field. The surgeon’s fingers grasp the masters on the computer console and while viewing the surgical field through the da Vinci Systems. The surgeon manipulates and guides Da Vinci’s computer- assisted robotic arms and instruments to perform complex surgery.
This advanced computer technology seamlessly translates the surgeon’s movements at the computer console into precise, real-time movements of the surgical instruments inside the patient. While the surgeon’s hands and fingers direct the surgery, the movements are translated by the computer to precise movement of the microsurgical instruments on the robotic arms inside the patient’s body.
The da Vinci system has revolutionized minimally invasive surgery in Urology. Most operations involve working in the pelvic cavity where the movements are very difficult even with the human wrist.
The Robotic arms and endowrists have a greater freedom and seven degree of movement and thus allow precise surgery in these tight locations.
Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate : The Entire Prostate is removed and the urinary bladder and is joined to the urethra. The 3D vision helps in accurate surgery and in preserving the nerves so that the post surgery complications like incontinence and impotence are avoided.
Pyeloplasty : During this procedure, obstruction of the pelviureteric junction is removed and renal pelvis is joined back to healthy ureter. The robot helps in suturing and thus improving the overall results of the operation.
Partial Nephrectomy : This operation is done for removal of small renal tumors. This procedure also involves precise cutting and suturing of the kidney in minimal possible time which is greatly helped by the da Vinci system.
“To discover that I suffered from enlarged Prostate which had some cancer involvement was quite a shock for me just after I turned 55 years last December. . I then went to the Internet and found IndiaCarez website amongst several several others. I sent e-mails off with my specific problem outlined to three sites”.
Almost instantly I received a response from IndiaCarez asking for my medical reports, which I mailed to them. Just the next day I got another email with so much of valuable information about the treatment options I had and the profiles of the doctors and number of surgeries performed by them. I followed their advice for a Robotic Prostate Surgery that would also take care of my other concerns about cancer spill and impotency.
IndiaCarez helped me immensely to apply for India visa and make arrangements to fly to India and have the procedure done.
I attribute this to the world class technology here in India and the skill of the surgeon and staff who have worked so hard to get me back on the feet. The staff at the hospital are all smiles and very helpful. I enjoyed all my meals during my stay. I would recommend anyone who needs a Prostate Surgery to go for the Robotic option, its a bit expensive but teh pay offs are superb – less pain, quick recovery and no fear of complications. Thanks you all and God bless you !”
James Rutherford, UK
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