Dr. Eric Diner is board certified in Urology and a proctor for da Vinci Surgery. In the video shown below, Dr. Diner performs a robotic partial nephrectomy using the da Vinci Surgical System. This type of procedure is performed in to surgically treat kidney disease, such as cancer. A partial nephrectomy is known as a “Kidney-Sparing Surgery”. Unlike a traditional nephrectomy, with a partial nephrectomy the kidney is not fully removed.
Why choose da Vinci for a Nephrectomy?
With traditional open surgery, a large incision is created. This gives the surgeon better visibility and space to operate. On the other hand, a da Vinci trained surgeon requires only a few small incisions when operating. This type of surgery is compared to traditional laparoscopy.
Why? The da Vinci Surgical System uses a 3D high-definition vision system and special instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist.
So what does this mean for patients? As a result of this technology, patients receive the following potential benefits:
- A more precise removal of diseased or cancerous kidney tissue
- A better chance of preserving the kidney
- A lower rate of complications during surgery
- A shorter operation time, hospital stay and recovery time
- Less blood loss
Warning: The following video is a real representation of a surgery and is quite graphic.