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What are the benefits of using the da Vinci system when treating cancer?

For eligible patients, the da Vinci surgical system can offer numerous benefits over traditional open surgery, including:
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Less blood loss and less risk of infection
Because the da Vinci system requires only a few tiny incisions and offers greater vision, precision and control for the surgeon, men with prostate cancer can often recover sooner, move on to additional treatments if needed and get back to life quicker.

Other potential benefits of the da Vinci system for men with prostate cancer include:
  • Reduced pain
  • Lower risk of infection or complications
  • Less blood loss (fewer transfusions)
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less scarring
  • Faster return to normal activities

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