da Vinci Prostatectomy

Michael Preston Zahalsky

Michael Preston Zahalsky M.D.
Urologist

Michael Preston Zahalsky, M.D. is board certified in Urology, and fellowship- trained in Male Infertility and Male/Female Sexual Dysfunction. His expertise includes Epidemiology and Gerontology. Dr. Zahalsky received a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Biomedical Ethics, and Health and Society from Brown University whew he also received his medical degree. He completed his internship and his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center.  Later he completed his fellowship researching ... View full profile

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da Vinci Prostatectomy is the #1 choice for treatment of localized prostate cancer in the United States
Thanks to a breakthrough surgical technology, surgeons now widely offer a minimally invasive option for prostatectomy, the da Vinci Si Prostatectomy using the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is ideal for delicate urologic surgery.  

With the DaVinci Si prostatectomy, major surgery is performed through the smallest of incisions. In prostate cancer treatment, millimeters matter. Nerve fibers and blood vessels are attached to the prostate gland. To spare these nerves, they must be delicately and precisely separated from the prostate before its removal. Surgeons use the precision, vision and control provided by da Vinci to assist them in removal of the cancerous prostate while preserving important nerves and blood vessels. The benefits to the patients typically include less blood loss, less chance of infection, a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less scarring, and faster recovery.   

Other great concerns for prostate cancer patients: urinary continence and sexual function after treatment. Studies show patients who undergo a da Vinci Prostatectomy may experience a faster return of urinary continence following surgery and a lower rates of urinary pain than radiation (brachytherapy) patients. Several studies also show that patients who are potent prior to surgery have experienced a high level of recovery of sexual function (defined as an erection for intercourse) within a year following da Vinci Surgery.

It is important to know that da Vinci Surgery does not place a robot at the controls; your surgeon is always in control of every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

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