If you have prostate cancer, you may worry that the treatment may be more difficult to handle than the disease. But at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute, we offer robotic radical prostatectomy — a minimally invasive procedure that treats your cancer with fewer side effects.

We are home to the most experienced robotic prostatectomy team in South Florida. Our expertly trained surgeons work together with leading-edge technologies to perform hundreds of these procedures each year. Our goal is to improve your quality of life and get you back to the daily activities you enjoy most.

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What Is Robotic Radical Prostatectomy?

Robotic radical prostatectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove your prostate gland when you have prostate cancer. Our surgeons use robotic guidance and special tools to perform this surgery with better control and accuracy.

During this procedure, our surgeons make small cuts (incisions) in your abdomen to reach your prostate gland. With robotic arms that they control, the surgeon uses tiny surgical tools to remove your prostate.

The robotic surgery tools magnify the area around your prostate 10 times. This clear 3D view helps our surgeons make precise movements, limiting any harm to the nerves and tissues surrounding your prostate. As a result, your cancer treatment can be more effective, and you experience fewer symptoms.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the five-year survival rate for patients treated with robotic radical prostatectomy is 84 percent.

Impact of Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

For most patients, prostate cancer treatment raises concerns about sexual function and urinary control. With robotic radical prostatectomy, you experience fewer negative impacts on these daily functions.

  • Sexual function: This technique protects your sexual function. The magnification and 3D view allow our surgeons to spare the nerves around your prostate gland that are responsible for erectile function. Avoiding these tiny nerves is much more difficult with traditional open surgery. At Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute, we also offer comprehensive sexual rehabilitation services if you need help with recovery.
  • Urinary control: Like with sexual function, the additional magnification and clear view help our surgeons spare the nerves and valves that control the flow of urine. We also provide complete rehabilitation and physical therapy services if you need them to improve your urinary control.

Robotic radical prostatectomy provides additional benefits, including:

  • Faster recovery
  • Fewer surgical complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stay (most patients go home within 36 hours after the procedure)

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Comprehensive Care and Rapid Recovery

At Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute, we take a team-based approach to your care and recovery. Our medical and surgical assistants, nurses and rehabilitation experts work closely with our surgeons to ensure you experience the best outcome.

We are committed to getting you back to your normal activities as soon as possible. We use the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) system to reach this goal. This approach gets you moving soon after your procedure. Most patients return to normal activities within two to three weeks. With ERAS, you also experience less pain and have a faster, better recovery with access to our full range of rehabilitation services.

Meet the Team

We are proud that our robotic radical prostatectomy team includes two of South Florida’s most experienced robotic surgeons. With 25 years of combined experience, our fellowship-trained surgical oncologists use leading-edge technologies and the most advanced care techniques to deliver the highest quality patient experience.

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