John Boon, M.D.
Urologist
Sugar Land, TX
Robotic Surgery Information for Prostate Cancer

Dr. Boon specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer including robotic prostatectomy using the da Vinci Surgical System.  Multiple members of Dr. Boon's family have been affected by prostate cancer. Below is information about prostate cancer and its treatment.

Information about prostate cancer:
 
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/index

Information about the treatment of prostate cancer:

More U.S. men choose da Vinci Surgery than any other treatment for prostate cancer,1 and more and more men worldwide facing prostate cancer are choosing da Vinci Surgery.

Thanks to breakthrough surgical technology, doctors can offer a minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer - da Vinci Prostatectomy.

Why da Vinci? Imagine major surgery performed through the smallest of incisions. Imagine having the benefits of a definitive treatment with the potential for:

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Better Cancer Control

Studies show that, compared to open surgery, experienced da Vinci surgeons achieve better cancer control - lower positive margin rates. Positive margin rates are a measure of cancer cells left behind – lower is better.2,3,4

Faster Return of Erectile Function

Studies show patients who are potent prior to surgery experience a faster return of erectile function than patients who have open surgery.5,6

Better Chance for Return of Urinary Continence

Recent studies show more patients have full return of urinary continence within 6 months as compared to patients having open surgery4,5,6

  • Shorter hospital stay4,5,6,7,8
  • Less blood loss4,5,6,7,9,10,11
  • Less need for blood tranfusion4,6,7,9,11
  • Lower risk of complications4,7,11
  • Lower risk of wound infection11
  • Fewer days with catheter5
  • Less pain9
  • Faster recovery10 and return to normal activities8

The da Vinci Surgical System is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and miniaturized, wristed surgical instruments designed to help doctors take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci cannot act on its own - surgery is performed entirely by your doctor from start to finish. By overcoming the limitations of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.


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