Robotic Prostatectomy


The #1 surgery choice of US physicians for localized prostate cancer* is now available at Decatur Memorial Hospital using the unmatched precision of the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery System. This minimally invasive, robotic assisted surgery, called Prostatectomy, removes the cancerous prostate gland.

The potential benefits of the da Vinci® Prostatectomy are:

  • Effective Cancer Treatment:
    Studies have shown that experienced surgeons have achieved excellent results in removing prostate cancer without leaving cancer cells behind.
  • Improved and Early Return of Bladder Control:
    Studies have shown that most patients have a faster return of urinary control.
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery:
    The da Vinci® System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
  • Additional patient benefits may include:

    • Significantly less pain
    • Less blood loss
    • Less scarring
    • Shorter recovery time
    • A faster return to normal daily activities

    For more information, contact the DMH Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at 217-876-2558.

    Video: Prostate Cancer

    This surgeon performs Robotic Prostatectomy

    Tarter
    Thomas Tarter, M.D.
    Urologic Oncology
    217-876-6600