Dr. Gholami California Urologist




da Vinci® Prostatectomy (dVP)

Urologist Bay Area California Prostate Infertility Incontinence BPH Da Vinci Robotic Prostate Vasectomy Reversal San Jose Silicon Valley CA. Video - Learn more the da Vinci procedure in this patient video
Urologist Bay Area California Prostate Infertility Incontinence BPH Da Vinci Robotic Prostate Vasectomy Reversal San Jose Silicon Valley CA. Video - Learn more about the da Vinci technology

Referred to by many as robotic surgery for prostate cancer or robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci® Prostatectomy is more accurately a robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery that is quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. In fact, studies suggest that  da Vinci Prostatectomy may be the most effective, least invasive prostate surgery performed today.1

prostatectomy surgical incision diagram

Though any diagnosis of cancer can be traumatic, the good news is that if your doctor recommends prostate surgery, the cancer was probably caught early. And, with da Vinci Prostatectomy, the likelihood of a complete recovery from prostate cancer without long-term side effects is, for most patients, better than it has ever been.

da Vinci Prostatectomy is performed with the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System – the latest evolution in robotics technology. The da Vinci Surgical System enables surgeons to operate with unmatched precision and control using only a few small incisions. Recent studies suggest that da Vinci Prostatectomy may offer improved cancer control and a faster return to potency and continence.1 da Vinci Prostatectomy also offers these potential benefits:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • And a faster return to normal daily activities

If you are a candidate for prostate surgery, talk to a surgeon who performs da Vinci Prostatectomy.

  1. Most effective minimally invasive surgery in terms of cancer control, potency and continence, cancer control being defined in part by margin rates and PSA test scores. The following studies provide support for da Vinci Prostatectomy's effectiveness in these three areas: Ahlering TE, Woo D, Eichel L, Lee DI, Edwards R, Skarecky DW. Robot-assisted versus open radical prostatectomy: a comparison of one surgeon's outcomes. Urology. 2004 May;63(5):819-22. Menon M, Tewari A, Peabody JO, Shrivastava A, Kaul S, Bhandari A, Hemal AK. Vattikuti Institute prostatectomy, a technique of robotic radical prostatectomy for management of localized carcinoma of the prostate: experience of over 1100 cases. Urol Clin North Am. 2004 Nov;31(4):701-17. Tewari A, Srivasatava A, Menon M; Members of the VIP Team. A prospective comparison of radical retropubic and robot-assisted prostatectomy: experience in one institution. BJU Int. 2003 Aug;92(3):205-10. Please also see the Clinical References section of the site for additional clinical support.

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System visit www.davincisurgery.com

Lap Davinci Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery, Vasectomy, Laser Prostate Surgery
Da Vinci® Prostectomy Pre-Operative Instructions

  • No Aspirin 1 week prior to surgery
  • Nothing to eat or drink on Tuesday night after midnight.
  • Clear liquid diet all Tuesday. Clear liquids are those liquids you can see through, e.g. broth, clear juice, etc..
  • Fleets enema Tuesday evening around 5 pm.
  • You may take all of your normal pills (except blood thinners) at their normal times, except for diabetes medications. You should ask the anesthesiologists about blood pressure and diabetes medications when he/she calls you the evening before surgery.
  • You should have your prescription filled prior to the surgery. Do not take until after the operation.

Download Da Vinci® Pre-Post Operative Instructions
Download Da Vinci® Prostactomy Patient Brochure
Download Spanish Version of da Vinci Prostatectomy Patient Brochure

Urologist Bay Area California Prostate Infertility Incontinence BPH Da Vinci Robotic Prostate Vasectomy Reversal San Jose Silicon Valley CA. Video - Learn more the da Vinci procedure in this patient video
Urologist Bay Area California Prostate Infertility Incontinence BPH Da Vinci Robotic Prostate Vasectomy Reversal San Jose Silicon Valley CA. Video - Learn more about the da Vinci technology