da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy
The da Vinci® Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offer a state-of-the-art minimally invasive option for major surgery. Advanced Urology Institute’s Lance Patrick Walsh, MD, PhD, is a highly trained urologic surgeon using the da Vinci robotic surgical system to perform prostate surgery (prostatectomy).
One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland, known as radical prostatectomy. Traditional radical prostatectomy requires a large, 8-10 inch incision. This open surgery commonly results in substantial blood loss, a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery and the risk of impotence and incontinence.
The UroNav fusion biopsy system offers a sophisticated, high-tech approach to determining if cancer is present in the prostate gland. UroNav fuses pre-biopsy MRI images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images in real time.
What does this do? This 3-D imaging allows your urologist to better detect suspicious prostate lesions, and then biopsy them. Additionally, UroNav’s clear imaging allows for perfect visualization. UroNav operates like your car’s GPS system, allowing your physician to navigate to, and determine the exact location of the biopsy needle. The result is a more accurate, faster diagnosis for you – and potentially, better treatment outcomes.
How Does UroNav Work?
Before, if prostate cancer was suspected, you’d undergo a standard biopsy procedure via ultrasound. The images were good, but they weren’t always sophisticated enough to detect the cancer. Standard biopsies were often the next step.
Enter the UroNav fusion biopsy system – which combines magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images. Together, this approach gives your urologist an incredibly accurate, detailed view of your prostate – and of any suspect lesions. This technology allows your urologist to pinpoint the exact location of the lesion, and then proceed with the biopsy.
What are the Benefits of UroNav?
UroNav offers many benefits for prostate biopsies. It allows your doctor to pinpoint suspicious areas more easily, increasing the likelihood of finding cancer if it’s present. This, in turn, may help to reduce the number of tissue samples required during your prostate biopsy, leading to reduced discomfort and bleeding, and a lower risk of infection. Your post-biopsy recovery time will be shortened, as well.
Additionally, with the UroNav fusion biopsy system, you won’t be waiting as long for your results. The faster your results are available, the more quickly you – and your doctor – can discuss your treatment options.
Cesium Blu Brachytherapy
Advanced Urology Institute at Titus offers the power of Cesium Blu brachytherapy for prostate cancer treatment.
Cesium Blu Brachytherapy is a type of radiation treatment used to treat prostate cancer. During the treatment, our doctors use advanced tools to plan and place small “seeds” of radiation inside the tumor. Due to its clinical efficacy and side effect resolution, Advanced Urology Institute at Titus is proud to offer brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer.
What is Cesium Blu brachytherapy?
Brachytherapy is an outpatient cancer treatment that places radiation directly inside the tumor, or at the surgical margin allowing for a highly targeted treatment dose to be delivered to the target region, while limiting dose to the surrounding, critical structures. Cesium Blu, Cesium-131, seeds are the size of a grain of rice and release a personalized radiation dose over a period of days. This allows for effective treatment while minimizing damage to nearby tissue, and thereby limiting side effects.
More Information & Videos
Webinar: Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Options with Dr. Lance Walsh
da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy
Bladder & Prostate Cancer Support Group - March 2021
Bladder & Prostate Cancer Support Group - November 2020
Bladder & Prostate Cancer Support Group - September 2020
#ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth: Is it time to get a PSA Test?
#ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth: Multiparametric Prostate MRI
#ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth: DiVinci Robotic Prostatectomy Treatment
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Prostate Cancer: we have to be judicious about who gets screened, biopsied and operated on.
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Advancements in the detection and treatment of Bladder and Prostate Cancer.
Dr Walsh presenting on prostate cancer and robotic prostatectomies.
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