Minimally Invasive Bladder Cancer Surgery
Aurora offers advanced robotic-assisted surgery for patients facing treatment of bladder cancer. This state-of-the-art procedure provides effective results and preserves healthy tissues that surround the surgical site.
Robotic-assisted cystectomy: removes all or part of the bladder. During the procedure the urologist will also recreate a new reservoir and pathway for urine to leave the body.
Since initiating our robotic-assisted surgery program in 2002, Aurora Health Care physicians have collectively performed more than 4,700 robotic-assisted procedures using the daVinci Surgical System.
Aurora St. Luke’s urology program has been ranked best in Wisconsin by U.S.News and World Report, based on reputation, mortality rate and patient care.
Additional benefits of robotic-assisted prostate surgery:
- Significantly less pain
- Less trauma to surrounding tissue
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster recoveries
- More rapid return to everyday activities
- Less scarring
- Less risk of infection
To learn more about robotic-assisted surgery, see our frequently asked questions.
If you are considering a robotic-assisted surgery, consider asking your physician the following questions:
- What experience do you have with robotic-assisted surgery?
- What types of robotic-assisted surgery procedures have you done?
- How many robotic-assisted surgery procedures have you done?
- What type of outcomes have your patients experienced?
To find out if robotic-assisted surgery may be right for you, visit Aurora’s Second Opinion Program or call 888-973-2663.