State-of-the-Art Urologic Surgery at Centegra
Facing any kind of urologic surgery can create considerable anxiety. A common concern for men before urologic surgery is “Will my body function normally after surgery?” In traditional open urologic surgery, large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs. This has resulted in significant post-surgical pain, lengthy recovery, and an unpredictable and potentially long-term impact on confidence and sexual function. Centegra offers a state-of-the-art alternative to this traditional surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System.
The most effective treatment option for men under 70 with early-stage cancer is surgical removal of the prostate using nerve-sparing radial prostatectomy.
The goals of a prostatectomy are to remove the cancer while attempting to preserve urinary, and when applicable, erectile function. A nerve-sparing prostatectomy attempts to preserve the nerves necessary for sexual and reproductive function.
The da Vinci® Surgical System
Centegra Health System offers the da Vinci® Surgical System, the most minimally invasive approach to urologic surgery that utilizes the latest surgical and robotic technologies. The da Vinci® System is ideal for delicate urologic surgeries, such as a prostatectomy, where the target area is tightly confined and surrounded by nerves that affect urinary control and sexual function.
Surgeries are performed at our McHenry and Woodstock locations, so you can stay close to home and receive excellent care. Visit the Your Hospital Stay Overview page to find out how to pre-register, what to bring, and other important information about having surgery at Centegra.