UW Health's Approach to Robotic Prostatectomy
Surgical teams at UW Health are now performing robotic surgery for prostate cancer and other diseases using this unique technology.
The University of Wisconsin Division of Urology is consistently ranked among the top 30 centers in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. It is the largest urology center in the state, with 15 board certified urologists and researchers who treat more than 12,000 patients annually. At University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, patients have access to a new operating room with three-dimensional technology that takes modern robotic surgery to new levels.
Over last several years, our surgeons have treated hundreds of patients utilizing both the open approach and da Vinci® Surgical System. This experience is important in not only removing the prostate cancer completely, but in minimizing the side effects associated with prostate cancer treatment.
Our cumulative experience shows that the da Vinci® Surgical System is as effective as open radical prostatectomy in treating prostate cancer with the advantage of faster recovery. In addition, our fellowship trained urologic oncology surgeons are specialists in the treatment of this disease. Studies clearly demonstrate that cancer outcomes are directly tied to experience and volume.