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Mimimal invasive prostatectomy with the da Vinci surgical system

The radical removal of the prostate in the case of prostate cancer is a challenging operation which may heal the patient from cancer while maintaining important functions like continence and erectility.

Due to the higher precision, lower complication rates and better results with regard to healing, continence and erectility, > 95% of all prostate removals in the USA are carried out with the da Vinci surgical system.

In Germany, the number of da Vinci systems has been steadily increasing in spite of the financing difficulties.

Already over 500 successful da Vinci operations at the Vincenz Hospital

At the Vinzenz Hospital, all radical prostatectomies have been carried out with the da Vinci system since October 2011 (approx. 150 - 200 operations per year). Due to the low complication rates, the length of hospital stay after the operation could be reduced to 3 days.

Mimimal invasive cystectomy with the da Vinci system

Since 2013, the radical removal of the urinary bladder with the robot-assisted application of a neobladder or an ileal conduit has been provided at the Hanover da Vinci Centre of the Vinzenz Hospital, as the first officially approved clinic at the national level. Here as well, the length of hospital stay after the operation could be reduced to approx. 10 days.

Also nephrectomies are possible with the da Vinci system and will also be performed at the da Vinci Centre in Hanover as of 2014.