|Cysview© Blue Light Cystoscopy
This optical imaging agent used during bladder inspection allows surgeons to better detect bladder tumors, even smaller tumors that could be overlooked with standard-view cystoscopy.
|Laser Ablation Treatment
Laser therapy, in which a laser beam is used to destroy a tumor, may be an option in small, superficial tumors detected in early stages.
|Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy
A nerve-sparing prostatectomy allows for the preservation of nerves critical to maintaining erections after surgery.
A small percentage of patients are eligible for a partial cystectomy, which allows for surgical removal of the bladder tumor and surrounding bladder wall, preserving a portion of the original bladder.
During a radical (complete) nephrectomy, a surgeon removes an entire kidney for large or complex tumors. This surgery is performed laparoscopically or robotically whenever possible, which permits the kidney to be removed through a small incision and allows for a shorter recovery time for patients without compromising cancer control.
|Robotic-Assisted Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
Used in the surgical treatment of testicular cancer, Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection typically requires a large, midline incision from the bottom of the sternum to several inches below the navel to remove the lymph nodes from the abdomen and pelvis. Use of the surgical robot for this complex operation allows the surgery to be performed through several smaller incisions and reduces patient recovery time.
For select patients, this robot-assisted surgery allows for the removal of cancerous bladders through a minimally invasive procedure with decreased blood loss.
|Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
In this procedure, a patient undergoes removal of just the tumor and keeps the rest of their normal kidney, allowing for normal renal function. Using a robotic approach allows for small incisions and less postoperative pain for many patients.
A less invasive approach to prostate removal, surgeons use robotic technology to remove cancerous tissue while at the same time sparing nerves around the prostate that control bladder function and sexual function.
Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT) is done to remove small, shallow tumors from the inside surface of the bladder for the treatment of non-invasive bladder cancer. It is also used to biopsy larger or more aggressive cancers.