For qualified candidates, robotically assisted prostate surgery offers numerous potential benefits over the traditional open prostatectomy, including shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss and transfusions, less scarring, faster recovery, and quicker return to normal activities.
The da Vinci® Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology. The System allows your surgeon's hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site. The magnified, three-dimensional view the surgeon experiences enables him to perform precise surgery in complex procedures through small surgical incisions.
Dr. Caruso is one of the few fellowship trained urologists in the region in the arena of laparoscopy and robotics. His robotic experience spans several years and began at NYU Medical Center in 2001, He then helped develop a robotic prostate surgery program at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas with Dr. Naveen Kella. He came back to his roots in northern New Jersey and became Director of Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Urologic Surgery at Essex-Hudson Urology. He has instructed other surgeons in performing the robotic-assisted prostatectomy and has lectured on this topic at a national level.
Dr. Lombardo also has a significant background and training in robotic-assisted prostate surgery from both Hackensack University Hospital and The University Hospital in Newark. He is very skillfull and we have been extremely fortunate to have the addition of his experience in this new and innovative realm of surgery. Dr. Hsieh has been instrumental in helping to develop our robotic program and has proven masterful in the art of assisting at the patient’s bedside. We also perform Robotic-Assisted Pyeloplasty for a condition called uretero-pelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction where the drainage of urine from the kidney is blocked.
Learn more about robotic prostate surgery by reviewing the frequently asked questions, or checking this link to www.davinciprostatectomy.com. Below is a detailed video of an actual surgery performed by Dr. Caruso and Dr. Hsieh. (This video is graphic and includes scenes of real surgery. It's not for everyone, but it's an overview of the latest in operative technology and the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery.)