The Robotic Prostatectomy may be the most important technologic advance in the surgical treatment of prostate cancer, and Dr. Gordon M. Castleberry is pleased to offer this innovative new surgical treatment to his patients at Starkville Urology Clinic.
The technological advantages of this robotic system combined with proven surgical techniques help to achieve better patient results.
A Robotic Prostatectomy is performed through small laparoscopic ports. The traditional surgical approach uses a larger incision from just below the umbilicus to the pubic bone, and the abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide gas to create a surgical working space. The surgical team then removes the lymph nodes and the prostate and reconstructs the urinary tract.
Patients can expect a one or two night hospital stay after this procedure. Typically a catheter remains in place for seven to 10 days after surgery, at which point there is a follow-up visit with Dr. Castleberry; the catheter is removed; and the patient’s pathology report is discussed.