If you have prostate cancer, your doctor may recommend prostate cancer surgery to remove the prostate gland. In lieu of the traditional surgery, you may want to opt for a minimally invasive surgery. Here are five signs that might be the right option for you.
1. You Want to Minimise the Risks
Also called lathroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery only involves a very small incision. As a result, you don't have to worry about the risks associated with open surgeries such as infections or excessive bleeding.
2. You Want a Faster Recovery Time
When you opt for minimally invasive prostate surgery, you get to recover faster. In contrast, if you get a surgery with a large incision, that has to heal which makes the recovery time longer. With a minimally invasive prostate surgery, you can often get back to work or to your regular life sooner. In most cases, you also spend less time in the hospital after the procedure.
3. You Want to Minimise Scarring
A prostate surgery, as you know, is in a quite a delicate area. If you want to minimise the look of scars in that area, you may want to opt for the minimally invasive option. That option keeps more of your skin intact and leaves only a very small scar that is usually not noticeable to most people.
4. You Want to Improve Your Results
Minimally invasive prostate surgery uses robotic arms to complete the surgery. These arms are controlled by a surgeon who sits nearby. The precision of these arms is more accurate than the work of a surgeon regardless of the surgeon's levels of experience. These arms are never shaky or unstable. They are also perfectly controlled.
In addition, because the incisions are so small and there is a very limited amount of blood, there are less mistakes to be made. That also improves the results of the process.
5. You Want the Visual Accuracy Associated With a Scope
Additionally a scope is involved. That gives the surgeon operating the robotic arms a clear look into your body. In the past, when a surgeon operated without a scope involved, her or she had to rely on his or her own vision to assess the area. A scope gives a clearer, larger, more complete look at the situation and that leads to better results.
To learn more about prostate surgery, contact a surgeon directly.