Urological Cancer

At St Vincent's Private Hospital Northside, we lead through innovative medical care.

We embrace new technologies designed to enhance procedures, treatment and care, including robotic systems used in robotic assisted surgeries. Patients who come to us for treatment of urological cancers will benefit from a less invasive surgical technique available to our surgeons. Robotic systems support our Urologists when performing certain surgical procedures, improving surgical vision, access and control.

Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

Our Urologists are highly skilled in performing Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomies. A Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (RALP) is the surgical removal of the prostate gland with the aid of a robotic surgical system.

The operation is performed through small incisions in the stomach. During the procedure, the surgeon sits at the robotic console in the operating theatre and manipulates the arms of the robot. The robotic system is in essence an extension of the surgeon’s hands.

The robotic system enables the surgeon to perform complex manoeuvres with excellent vision, access and control. With the robotic console and three-dimensional camera, the surgeon performs precise surgery on the body. The robotic system eliminates the need for any large incision.

Benefits of Robotic Assisted Surgery:

  • Reduced operation times
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for pain medicine
  • Faster recovery times
  • Minimal scarring.