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Urology Conditions

Urologic Surgery

 

When medicine, lifestyle changes and other non-surgical treatments do not ease your urologic symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery. Urologic issues are those affecting your urinary track and reproductive/sexual organs.

Common urologic conditions that may require surgery include:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disorders
  • Prostate Cancer

If you are facing surgery, your doctor may suggest one of the following surgical approaches:

  • Open Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery, including:
    • Traditional Laparoscopy
    • da Vinci Surgery

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Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious or life-threatening complications, which may require prolonged and/or unexpected hospitalization and/or reoperation, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: injury to tissues/organs, bleeding, infection and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction/pain. Risks of surgery also include the potential for equipment failure and/or human error. Individual surgical results may vary.

Risks specific to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: temporary pain/nerve injury associated with positioning; temporary pain/discomfort from the use of air or gas in the procedure; a longer operation and time under anesthesia and conversion to another surgical technique. If your doctor needs to convert the surgery to another surgical technique, this could result in a longer operative time, additional time under anesthesia, additional or larger incisions and/or increased complications.

Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci® Surgery. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please also refer to www.davincisurgery.com/safety and www.intuitivesurgical.com/safety. Unless otherwise noted, all people depicted are models.

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