QuironSalud is the largest hospital Group in Spain and following a merger with a German company, Fresnius Helios, it is the largest group in Europe with network of over 125 centers, including 50 general hospitals and 7 university hospitals. With additional locations in Dubai, Lisbon, Peru and Medellin. Urology and Oncology are among their main specialties, and today we bring you one of their successful procedures such as the Radical Robotic Prostatectomy.
The prostate is a gland of the male reproductive system located under the bladder and above the anus. It is the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the channel through which urine flows from the bladder). The prostate gland produces a secretion that is part of the semen. Prostate cancer appears due to the formation of malignant cells in the tissues of the prostate. Treatment options and prognosis depend on the stage of the cancer and many other variables, but it is clear that the implementation of Screening Programs have helped to raise the rate of early detection and, therefore, , to increase the survival rate. In addition, new advances in medical technology have caused a leap in quality in the approach to this pathology.
It is one of the most common treatments for prostate cancer that involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Traditional radical prostatectomy requires the surgeon to make an incision of 8 to 12 centimeters in the abdomen of the patient. This usually causes a significant loss of blood, a prolonged and uncomfortable recovery and the risk of suffering from impotence and incontinence.
Radical robotic prostatectomy
The approach to prostate cancer is minimally invasive and incorporates a state-of-the-art surgical system whereby the surgeon will be able to see more clearly the vital anatomical structures and carry out the surgical procedure to remove the prostate. The most recent studies suggest that robotic prostatectomy reduces the risk of urinary incontinence and impotence after the intervention. The advantages of this system, compared to open prostatectomy, are multiple, a shorter stay in in hospital, less pain, faster recovery, and fewer scars.
The team of specialists in Urology of the Robotic Surgery Program at QuironSalud have years of experience and is specifically trained in robotic technology.