Robotic Partial Cystectomy

Cystectomy is the surgical removal of the bladder, anda standard procedureto treat invasive bladder cancer. A partial cystectomy is surgery performed to remove only a portionof the bladder, while the rest of the bladder functions normally. It is indicatedwhen bladder cancer is superficial or has minimally invaded the muscle layer.

Robotic technology has made it possible to perform procedures such as the partial cystectomy with more precision. The procedure is carried out through a series of button-sized incisions through which a telescope and minute surgical instruments are inserted. The surgery is performed with robotic arms,which your doctor operatesfrom a computer system with the help of a 3D imaging system.The robotic armsare highly precise and manoeuvrable, allowing your doctor to perform the operation with ease and accuracy.

Robotic partial cystectomy is faster and more accurate than traditional surgery and is associated with less pain and a quicker recovery.Precision is important in partial cystectomy to ensure complete removal of the tumour and minimal damage to surrounding tissue. Damage to surrounding nerves can result in loss of bladder control and erectile dysfunction.

  • Royal australasian College of Surgeons
  • Urological Society Of Australia New Zealand
  • Westmead Pravate Hospital
  • Macguaria University Hospital
  • Lakeview Private Hospital