About the da Vinci Robot

The da Vinci Robot, also known as the da Vinci Surgical System, was designed by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. as a tool for surgeons to conduct minimally-invasive procedures. Your surgeons at NJCPC&U were instrumental in testing and perfecting the da Vinci Robot in its early stages of development. They have since mastered its use, having performed more than 6000 successful robotic prostatectomies and written a book on Robotic surgery techniques for other doctors.

The da Vinci Surgical System features miniaturized instruments and 3-D cameras which enable your surgeon to make smaller incisions and work with greater precision than traditional, open surgery. Today, robotic prostate surgery has even replaced laparoscopy, which was also less invasive but was typically limited to less complex procedures.

As advanced as this technology is, the robot cannot be programmed to work on its own. Your surgeon is always in control. The robot provides tools that magnify images, optimize your surgeon’s view and guide his hands so that the procedure can be accomplished meticulously, with the greatest accuracy.

With the use of the da Vinci Surgical System specifically for robotic prostatectomy and robotic cystectomy, we are able to perform intricate procedures involving the prostate, kidney and bladder and offer our patients the benefits of minimally-invasive techniques:

  • Very small incisions mean significantly less pain and shorter hospital stays.
  • You’re likely to have a quicker recovery and return to regular activities.
  • Most importantly, you’ll experience the increased potential for better outcomes including:
    • nerve and muscle preservation for sexual function
    • reduced incidence of incontinence and
    • amelioration of cancer.

While the daVinci Surgical System is state-of-the-art technology, not every surgeon is trained and expert in its use. You can rest assured that your surgeons at NJ Center for Prostate Cancer & Urology are the authorities in the NY-NJ region, having performed more than 6000 successful robotic prostatectomies than any other team in the state – with a zero percent mortality rate. More experience makes for better outcomes.