“3D” surgery in the treatment of prostate cancer

Prof.Dr.M.Cemil UygurOne out of every 12 men in Turkey is diagnosed with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, after skin cancer, in terms of cancer-related deaths. Urology Specialist Prof. about this widespread and threatening disease. Dr. Cemil Uygur gave information about the “da Vinci Robotic Surgery” application, which is one of the latest treatment methods of technology.

As the disease has increased over the years, there have been new developments in treatment. New advanced surgical and radiotherapy techniques, molecular methods and targeted agents increase the treatment options used in cancer. Robotic surgery, which is one of the most important developments of recent times and called the “surgery of the future”, draws attention as one of the most successful applications in the treatment of prostate cancer.

Cancerous tissue is easily cleaned with 3D image

Stating that robotic surgery provides great advantages in the treatment of prostate cancer, Prof. Dr. Cemil Uygurda Vinci Robotic Surgery draws attention to the practicality of its application. While a large incision is required for prostate surgeries performed with traditional methods, the procedure is performed by entering the abdominal cavity through a small incision with the da Vinci Robotic Surgery application.

Regarding this surgical method, which can be performed with great precision, such as the 3-dimensional image and the ability of the robot to move in many directions, Prof. Dr. Uygur said, “The image, which is magnified 12 times and provided in 3D, is made with micro-instruments that can move in many directions. With the help of these high-resolution and 7-degree movable instruments, we can see and remove the cancerous prostate tissue more clearly in robotic prostatectomy.”

On the other hand, Prof. Stating that the operation area can be enlarged thanks to three-dimensional cameras in robotic radical prostatecnomy surgeries. Dr. Uygur says that this way, he can see the bleeding more clearly, so he can stop it early, and inflating the abdomen with gas reduces the possibility of bleeding.

Sexual and urinary problems disappear with robotic surgery

If the patient’s age is younger than 60 and the bilateral nerve-sparing technique has been applied, there is no need to take medication after radical prostatectomy with the da Vinci Robotic Surgery technique. Stating that after the robotic surgery method, the rate of sexual function is 80-90%, the probability of keeping urine normally is 96-98%. Dr. Uygur said, “With the advantage of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, the surgical performance in nerve protection and in protecting the urinary retention muscles is also increased. Thus, the nerve and vascular bundle responsible for sexuality can be better protected. This is especially important for patients who want to continue their sexual life.”

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery, the frequency of use of which is increasing thanks to the advantages it provides to the patient and the physician, radical nephrectomy (removal of the entire kidney), partial nephrectomy (removal of the tumorous part of the kidney), pyeloplasty (correction of ureteropelvic stenosis), radical cystectomy applied in bladder cancers and bladder cancer. It can also be successfully applied in surgeries such as removal of the bladder formed in the urinary bladder called diverticulum (bladder diverticulectomy).

Underlining that surgical experience must be questioned and the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System is not a completely robotic application, Dr. Uygur points out that the surgical experience of the surgeon who will perform the operation in radical prostatectomy is extremely important.

Anadolu Medical Center Medical Oncology Specialist Prof. Dr. As for Serdar Turhal 17-24 September at World Prostate Cancer Awareness Week explains the situation report of prostate cancer in our country and in the world.

  • 14 of every 100 newly diagnosed cancers in the USA are prostate cancer.
  • 5% of cancer deaths are from prostate cancer.
  • The second most common cancer in Turkey is prostate cancer.
  • Men over the age of 50, those who urinate more frequently, those with decreased urine output, those with erectile dysfunction, and those who see blood in their urine or semen are at risk of prostate cancer.




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