Robotic partial nephrectomy is the surgical removal of a portion of a kidney normally used to treat cancer while preserving as much healthy kidney tissue as possible
Robotic radical cystectomy is the surgical removal of the entire bladder and creates an artificial bladder or channel from the bowel to allow urine to drain to the outside world for patients with bladder cancer that involves the deep muscle wall. Robotic assisted radical cystectomy involves several small incisions and may result in less blood loss, shorter convalescence, and fewer complications than open surgery.
For patients with clinically localized prostate cancer, nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy provides patients with a safe and minimally invasive technique for removal of the prostate gland, while preserving as much of the surrounding nerve structures responsible for penile erections.
Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND)
RPLND is a surgery that removes the retroperitoneal lymph nodes. RPLND is a treatment for testicular cancer because the retroperitoneal lymph nodes are usually the first place that testicular cancer spreads. These lymph nodes may also be affected by other types of cancer. Most minimally-invasive RPLND are performed with robotic assistance as this technology allows better control and more precise dissection around important vascular structures and the nerves that control ejaculation.
Robot-assisted laparoscopic simple prostatectomy is a minimally invasive surgical treatment for patients with an enlargement of the prostate. During a simple prostatectomy, just the core of the prostate is removed, compared to the removal of the entire prostate gland, seminal vesicles, vas deferens, and sometimes nerves and pelvic lymph nodes during radical prostatectomy.