For many types of cancer, surgery is the first-line treatment of choice, either alone or in combination with other therapies. Our surgical oncology program offers advanced treatment options for many cancers, including those that affect the lungs, chest wall, skin, breast and digestive systems. Our surgical team includes board-certified surgeons, an experienced operating room staff, clinical pathologists and more.
A New Kind of Minimally Invasive
For the last 20 years, minimally invasive techniques have been changing the landscape of surgery. Now, thanks to the da Vinci Surgical System, minimally invasive surgery has taken a great leap forward.
The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons at King’s Daughters to perform more advanced and complex techniques through very small incisions with unmatched precision. Benefits of the da Vinci Surgical System for physicians include:
- Greater surgical precision
- Increased range of motion
- Improved dexterity
- Enhanced visualization of the operative field
- Improved access
Benefits of the da Vinci Surgical System for patients include:
- Shorter hospital stays
- Reduced risk of infection
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Smaller scars
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
When medication and other non-surgical treatments are not available or cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is the recommended treatment for many conditions that affect the male reproductive organs and urinary tract. These conditions include prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.
DaVinci surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, 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. Using daVinci, the surgeon has a more precise tool to spare surrounding nerves, which may enhance both recovery and clinical outcomes.