With robotic surgery for conditions related to urination and sexual health, you can get the treatment you need with fewer incisions and less recovery time than traditional open surgeries. At Huntington Urology Specialists, Armen Dikranian, MD, and Ramin Khalili, MD, offer minimally invasive robotic surgeries for urologic cancer and reconstruction. Located in Pasadena, California, the team has been a pioneer in using state-of-the-art technology for gentle and effective care when you need it most. To set up a surgical consultation, call the office or book one online today.

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What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is an advanced surgical technique system that uses cameras for visualization, a robotic arm, and tiny surgical tools to perform various procedures. Within the field of urology, robotic surgeries can be used for:

  • Repair of pelvic organ prolapse in women
  • Kidney cancer and reconstructive surgery
  • Prostate surgeries for cancer and severe enlargement
  • Bladder cancer and reconstructive surgeries
  • Removal of large kidney stones

At Huntington Urology Specialists, the team has advanced training in robotic surgical procedures and offers unique procedures that aren’t widely available. Your doctors work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific symptoms and anatomy for the best results possible.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery accomplishes the same treatment goals as traditional open surgeries without using as many incisions or creating the same amount of trauma to bodily tissues. This allows you to:

  • Recover more quickly
  • Experience less discomfort after surgery
  • Have less risk of blood loss and infection
  • Return to normal sooner

During robotic surgery, your doctor makes one or two tiny incisions in the surgical site, then uses a thin fiber-optic camera inserted into the site to visualize the area. The procedure is performed using tiny tools with robotic assistance for precision and a gentle touch.

After the procedure is complete, your doctor removes the surgical tools and closes the incisions with an adhesive or tape, as appropriate.

How long does recovery take after robotic surgery?

In many cases, you can return home the same day for minor procedures or have a shorter hospital stay than with open surgery. Minor procedures, like a vasectomy or simple kidney stone removal, recover the most quickly since there is the least amount of trauma to your body, and your risk of infection is low.

More complex surgeries, like those for kidney disease or various cancers, may require more follow-up visits to ensure you’re healing properly and avoiding infection. During your consultation, your doctor explains what to expect for your recovery and how long it takes.

Am I a candidate for robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is an option for many people, though the team may not recommend it if you have other complex health issues like diabetes or a bleeding disorder. To determine if robotic surgery is right for you, schedule a consultation with the team to learn about your treatment options.

Book your surgical consultation now by using the online scheduling tool or calling the office today.