Robotic-assisted surgery has many advantages over traditional open surgery. It allows for precise movements with three-dimensional, high definition video with up to 10 times magnification of the operating area. The tools can be positioned into angles that are impossible for the human wrist, allowing urologists to operate in much smaller spaces than ever before, and enabling much smaller incisions.
This precision allows the affected area to be operated on with minimal damage to nerves and surrounding structures. This is especially true for surgery of the prostate and bladder, which are located in the pelvis behind the pubic bone and alongside important muscles, nerves, and blood vessels.
Benefits to patients are numerous and facilitate them returning to their normal life activities as soon as possible.