Patient & Physician Experiences
When considering any medical treatment option, one of the best references you can find is the testimony of other patients. In this section, you can not only hear about other patients’ experiences with da Vinci Prostatectomy, but also that of physicians’ who perform the procedure, both as surgeons and as patients.
Dr. James Porter, MD & Three Patients
"Not only do I treat patients using da Vinci
Prostatectomy... I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. When I looked at what I had been doing, at the outcomes of my patients, it was a no-brainer... I knew that I would go forward with the da Vinci
What your experience with da Vinci surgery may be like
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. All surgeries involve the risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual; it may not be applicable to your condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine whether da Vinci Surgery is appropriate for your situation. The clinical information and opinions, including any inaccuracies expressed in this material by patients or doctor about da Vinci Surgery are not necessarily those of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and should not be considered as substitute for medical advice provided by your doctor. All persons depicted are models unless otherwise noted. © 2012 Intuitive Surgical. All rights reserved. Intuitive, Intuitive Surgical, da Vinci, da Vinci S, da Vinci Si, Single-Site, InSite, TilePro and EndoWrist are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intuitive Surgical. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.