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Robotic Cystectomy

Robotic Cystectomy

Most experienced center in New England performing robotic bladder removals and urinary diversion for bladder cancer.

Robotic Cystectomy

11 Nevins St., Suite 303
Brighton, MA 02135
617-787-4644 (fax)

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 or path for urine to be stored and to leave the body.

Cystectomy is traditionally performed using an open approach, meaning the surgeon must make a large abdominal incision to access the bladder. Another approach, conventional laparoscopy, is less invasive but due to the surgical instruments used, laparoscopy limits the doctor's dexterity, field of vision and control, compared to open surgery. Today, there is a less invasive approach to the treatment of bladder cancer using the da Vinci® Cystectomy. A robotic cystectomy uses state-of-the-art technology to help your doctor perform a precise operation through a few tiny incisions with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

da Vinci® Surgery offers several potential benefits to bladder cancer patients over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Faster recovery and shorter hospital stay
  • Fewer stitches and less scarring 
  • Lower risk of complications and infections
  • Less blood loss and the need for transfusions
  • Quicker recovery of bowel function


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