City of Hope is a leader in the use of robotic-assisted prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer; our experienced team have performed thousands of robotic prostatectomies since the program's start in 2003.
This procedure uses a surgical robot and smaller incisions to remove the prostate and surrounding tissue.
Compared to an open surgical approach, robotic prostatectomies offer several benefits:
- Less pain and discomfort
- Reduced blood loss
- Shorter recovery time
- Faster return to normal activities or follow-up treatments