A cystectomy is the process where the removal of all or part of your bladder is necessary. It is often used in cases in which patients are diagnosed with bladder cancer.
Robotic surgery allows us to perform surgery through a few small incisions instead of a large incision. Robotic surgery systems, have magnified 3D, high definition systems and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far more than the human wrist. This enables us to operate with far more precision, vision and control.
A brief summary of the potential benefits of a Robotic Cystectomy, as opposed to traditional open surgery can be viewed below:
Robotic surgery is incredibly beneficial for performing complex surgery. We are 100% in control of the Robotic System. This translates into being able to perform smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Which allows us to take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.
Dr Naude will be offering robotic surgery at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in the Cape Town CBD and in Durbanville MediClinic in the Northern SuburbsFor any robotic surgery enquiries, contact Dr Andre Naude at the Urology Clinic