Radical Cystectomy (Robotic,Laparoscopic, or Open)
Surgical Treatment: Cystectomy
A cystectomy is the removal of all or part of the bladder and possibly the removal of nearby lymph nodes and organs that may contain cancer. If the bladder is removed, the surgeon creates a new way for urine to leave the body. In some cases, a urinary diversion is performed to create a new way to for the body to store and pass urine.4
Cystectomy is traditionally performed using an open approach, which requires a large abdominal incision. Another approach, conventional laparoscopy, is less invasive, but limits the doctor’s dexterity, visualization and control, compared to open surgery.
da Vinci Cystectomy
If your doctor recommends surgery for bladder cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, minimally invasive approach – da Vinci Cystectomy.
da Vinci Surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to help your doctor perform a more precise operation than conventional instrumentation allows. It offers numerous potential benefits over a conventional open surgery, including:
da Vinci Cystectomy incorporates the best techniques of open surgery and applies them to a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive approach.
Education / Resources
- American Cancer Society
- National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Prostate Cancer Therapeutics
- Xtandi – Enzalutamide
- Vantas – Histrelin Acetate
- LupronDepot – Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension
- Eligard – Leuprolide Acetate for Injectable Suspension
- Firmagon – Degarelix for Injection
- Xgeva – Denosumab Injection
- Prolia – Denosumab
- Zytiga – Abiratirone
Bladder Cancer Therapeutics