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Robotics in Urology

Advances in robotic surgery technology can mean an easier, faster recovery. Less postoperative pain. A shorter hospital stay. Even smaller scars.

A state-of-the-art surgical robot known as the da Vinci® SiTM Surgical System provides patients at Duke Regional Hospital all the benefits of a minimally invasive procedure.

Robotic surgery is one of the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available. With the assistance of the da Vinci® SiTM Surgical System, our surgeons can operate using only one or two centimeter incisions, while maintaining greater precision and control than ever before.

If your physician recommends surgery as part of your treatment, ask if you are a candidate for a minimally invasive approach like robotic surgery.

Patient Benefits

Compared to traditional open surgery, the minimally invasive approach of robotic surgery allows

  • quicker return to normal daily activities
  • shorter hospital stay and recovery time
  • minimal scarring due to smaller incisions
  • less postoperative pain
  • reduced blood loss
  • lower risk of infection

In many cases, these advantages also result in better clinical outcomes for patients.

Below: Comparison of incisions for a prostatectomy in traditional open surgery and robotic surgery.

Comparison of prostatectomy incisions.


Surgeons at Duke Regional Hospital can perform the following urologic procedures using robotic surgery.

  • Partial Cytectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Pyeloplasty for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstructions
  • Removal of Bladder Diverticulums
  • Repair of Ureteral Strictures with Ureteral Re-implant
  • Sacrocolpopexy for Vaginal Prolapse

Contact Us

For more information, call 919-403-4DRH (919-403-4374).


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