The latest techniques in urologic surgery
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s urologic surgeons offer progressive surgical methods to treat urinary tract conditions. Our specialized surgeons use minimally invasive and robot-assisted techniques to treat urological conditions whenever possible, which offer patients less pain and scarring, and a quicker recovery.
Our urologic surgical team is well equipped to offer the latest surgical techniques to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Prostate cancer, including robotic surgery for prostatectomy using the da Vinci® Si™ SD Surgical System
- Bladder disorders
- Kidney stones (including laser surgery techniques)
- Pelvic conditions
Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. Among your concerns may be: “Will my body function normally following surgery?” Traditional open urologic surgery – in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs – has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
Robotic-assisted surgery at Bayfront is a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies—the da Vinci Si HD Surgical System—is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.