Robotically Assisted Prostate Cancer Surgery

In 2017, the hospital invested over $3 million in the Da Vinci Xi surgical robotic system to allow minimally invasive procedures to be conducted primarily in the field of urology.

The revolutionary improvements in medical surgical technology have had a great impact on prostate cancer treatment and prostatectomy. ​The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital is committed to utilising the latest technological advancements to improve the treatments available to our patients.

The introduction of this service was closely developed and implemented ​with support from The Wesley Hospital, which like The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, is also part of the UnitingCare Health. The Wesley Hospital has the largest robotic program in Australia and w​as the first hospital in the country with two Da Vinci surgical robotic systems. 

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What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is minimally invasive surgery involving the use of a computer to control surgical instruments attached to robotic arms.

In the operating theatre the surgeon uses controls to move a camera and instruments inside a patient’s body. Robotic surgery enables surgeons to perform precise and delicate procedures with only small incisions.

There are many benefits from robotic surgery, as it is minimally invasive, including less post operative pain, less blood loss, less scarring, shorter hospital stay, and faster return to normal activities for patients.

What is the da Vinci Surgical System?

The da Vinci Surgical System uses robotic technology to allow the surgeons hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of small instruments inside the patient’s body.

The da Vinci System enables surgeons better vision of surgery, with its 3D camera, as well as greater precision.  The hospital offers prostate cancer patients a range of treatment options including robotically assisted prostate surgery. In consultation with their urologist, patients have access to the treatment option that is most appropriate for them.

Frequently asked questions about robotic prostate surgery

Frequently asked questions about robotic prostate surgery