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da Vinci Prostatectomy

Referred to by many as robotic surgery for prostate cancer or robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci Prostatectomy is more accurately a robotically-assisted, minimally invasive surgery that is quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. In fact, studies suggest that da Vinci Prostatectomy may be the most effective, least invasive prostate surgery performed today.

Though any diagnosis of cancer can be traumatic, the good news is that if your doctor recommends prostate surgery, the cancer was probably caught early. And, with robotically-assisted Prostatectomy, the likelihood of a complete recovery from prostate cancer without long-term side effects is, for most patients, better than it has ever been. St. Jude Medical Center physicians who perform da Vinci Prostatectomy are:


Ali S. Alavi, M.D.

Michael Gazzaniga, M.D.

Derrick V. Marinelli, M.D.

Alan Weinberg, M.D.

da Vinci Prostatectomy is performed with the assistance of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System—the latest evolution in robotics technology. The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System enables surgeons to operate with unmatched precision and control using only a few small incisions. Other benefits include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • And a faster return to normal daily activities

Talk to a surgeon who performs da Vinci Prostatectomy to see if you are a candidate.