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daVinci: Surgical Removal of the Prostate Video

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ASK THE EXPERT: daVinci: Surgical Removal of the Prostate - Full Transcription

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Text: daVinci, Surgical removal of the prostate

David Grossklaus, MD -  Urologist
Banner Baywood Medical Center

Image: David Grossklaus, MD, speaks on-camera.

Audio: “A da Vinci is a tool that allows us to do the surgical removal of the prostate with significant magnification, more precise movements and less trauma to the body.”

Text: Shorter stay in the hospital
Get back to normal activities faster

Audio:  “The benefits really allow you to have a shorter stay in the hospital, to get back to normal activities, whether it be work or recreational activities, faster than you would with traditional open surgery.”

Image: Photo of surgical team during surgery.

Text: da Vinci

Audio:  “Traditional surgery has a small incision, usually underneath the belly button. And the da Vinci robot uses small, less than a centimeter, trocars that allow us to use the robot. This is less trauma to the body and gets people back to their normal activities faster. ”

Image: Surgeon operating the da Vinci

Text: da Vinci

Audio:  “The best candidates for this procedure are patients who have been diagnosed with localized prostate cancer, who have chosen the surgical removal, who are healthy enough for surgical removal of the prostate.”

Text: da Vinci
One to two nights
 Some abdominal discomfort

Audio:  “Usually, you stay overnight in the hospital one, and sometimes two, nights. You have some abdominal discomfort with the trocar sites. You have a urethral catheter, but usually you’re up moving around in the hospital that same day and hopefully home the very next day.”

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