From kidney stones to prostate cancer, if you're contemplating urological surgery you'll want to know that your surgeons are using the most sophisticated techniques and the most advanced technology. From our newly renovated surgical suites to the guidance of our highly trained support staff, we're here to ensure that your surgical procedure is as comfortable and personalized as possible.
Urology procedures performed at Edward
The independent urologists at Edward perform a full range of specialized urological surgeries, including:
- Laparoscopic nephrectomy – minimally invasive removal of kidneys
- Endoscopic laser lithotripsy – identification and fragmentation of kidney stones
- Sub-urethral sling – structural support to treat female stress incontinence
- Prostatectomy – removal of the prostate to treat organ-confined cancer
How do I know if a prostatectomy is right for me?
If you are a man under 70 years of age being treated for organ-confined prostate cancer, a prostatectomy is one of th emost widely used treatments for prostate cancer today. At Edward, we utilize the most advanced technology possible, the da Vinci Surgical System, to perform prostatectomies. The system's unmatched dexterity and crystal-clear 3D imaging enables urological surgeons to navigate delicate tissue with unmatched precision. This is especially important for preserving the critical nerves controlling urinary and sexual function, matters of concern to many men contemplating this procedure.
The da Vinci Surgical System for prostatectomy
The da Vinci Surgical System features the most advanced robotic technology available. By utilizing tiny instruments manipulated remotely, surgeons are able to perform complex operations through just a few small incisions, and can more easily navigate tricky areas in the body. The system's robotic wrists can move and rotate in ways that human hands can't, providing greater dexterity that improves navigation around sensitive tissue. Visibility is greatly improved as well; the da Vinci system has superior magnification and 3D capabilities to allow surgeons to view the surgical area and movements with ease.
Find a surgeon
Meet the surgeons who use the da Vinci System at Edward Hospital at www.edward.org/davincisurgery.