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Minimally Invasive Approaches to Urological Surgery

Aquablation Therapy

Mercy is the first in Ohio to offer Aquablation® Therapy for BPH, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat non-cancerous enlarged prostate. Using the AquaBeam® Robotic System, a qualified urologist uses multi-dimensional imaging and a heat-free waterjet to safely and precisely remove prostate tissue. The benefit include significant reduction in BPH symptoms with reduced side effects when compared to traditional surgery.

Mercy Robotic Assisted Prostatectomy

Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. A common concern is: “Will my body function normally following surgery?” Traditional open urologic surgery – in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs – has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.

A minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies is da Vinci surgery, which is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.

Hear more about our patients’ experience with robotic surgery at Mercy.