Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer (audio)
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy is a modern way to perform radical prostatectomy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer in some patients. Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Urology Department ranks among the nation’s most respected, providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care, including state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment capabilities.
Dr. William Wei Lin reviews the difference between traditional surgery and robotic surgery. He discusses the advanced options of robotic surgery and how it provides unparalleled three-dimensional views of the pelvic anatomy, helping to preserve urinary continence and erectile function. Dr. Lin also stresses the importance of finding an experienced surgeon and the best way to find a surgeon with the appropriate expertise.
William Wei Lin, MD is a urologist on the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and clinical instructor of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.