While surgery is generally the most effective treatment option for prostate cancer and other urologic conditions, traditional open surgery with a large incision has its drawbacks—pain, trauma, a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery, the risk of impotence and incontinence, and the risk of infection.
Thanks to the latest evolution in surgical technology, physicians now have an effective alternative to traditional open surgery and laparoscopy that may allow them to provide patients with the best of both open and laparoscopic approaches.
With the assistance of the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons can now operate using only 1-2 cm incisions, but with greater precision and control than ever before. da Vinci can help surgeons minimize the pain and risk associated with surgery while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
Surgeons performing robotic-assisted urologic surgery:
Jason Bonslaver, M.D.
For more information about robotic-assisted urologic surgery at WellSpanYorkHospital or a referral to a urologic surgeon certified in da Vinci surgery, call the WellSpan HealthSource at (717) 851-3500 or (800) 840-5905.