Everything You Want to Know About Minimally Invasive Surgery
Before minimally invasive surgery was widely utilized for urological conditions, many people shied away from the prospect of urological surgery. “Urology” and “surgery” together haven’t historically conveyed a warm, fuzzy feeling to patients in need of relevant medical attention. However, with modern advancements in treatments for multiple urological conditions, including robotic surgery, there are more benefits than ever. Take a look at what makes patients in Elkhart and surrounding areas more at ease when it comes to minimally invasive surgery.
UASB: The Choice for Minimally Invasive Surgery Elkhart Patients Trust
Perhaps you have been diagnosed with, or suspect that you have a urological condition that requires surgical treatment. Some of the symptoms and conditions that may warrant minimally invasive surgery include:
- An obstruction of the urinary tract
- Bladder stones and/or blood in your urine
- A bladder that never seems to fully empty
- Bleeding from your prostate
- Slow and/or painful urination
- Unresponsiveness to medication or other treatment methods
- Certain types of cancer including prostate and bladder
- Kidney Disorder
While there are multiple categorizations under the umbrella of minimally invasive surgeries for urological conditions (from a Prostatic Stent and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to Transurethral Electrovaporization of the Prostate (TUVP) and UroLift), minimally invasive robotic surgery has become an increasingly promising and preferred treatment method.
The DaVinci system, for example, is a laparoscopic/robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery option to specifically treat prostate cancer, kidney disease, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and urinary obstructions.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
In addition to addressing a number of urological conditions, there are several other advantages of minimally invasive robotic surgery, including:
- Little to no scarring
- More rapid recovery time
- Safe and effective
- Less painful and uncomfortable than other treatment options
- Lower risk of infection, blood loss, etc.
- Shorter hospital stays (depending on the circumstance, some patients may even be able to undergo an outpatient procedure)
The best way to know for sure if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery is to schedule a visit with one of our professional, experienced and compassionate urologists. At Urology Associates of South Bend, we perform routine minimally invasive surgeries utilizing the most innovative treatment methods and technology.
If you’d like to know more about minimally invasive surgery that our Elkhart patients trust, we welcome you to start a conversation with us. Contact us now for more information or to schedule an appointment.