The surgeons at the Lahey Health Cancer Institute (LHCI) who treat genitourinary cancer are second to none. They have extensive experience in cancer treatment and are experts in the very latest techniques, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery procedures.
At the Forefront
For example, Lahey urologists have led the way in developing open and minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer to improve the quality of life for those who undergo treatment for the disease.
Because of the number of patients we treat at Lahey Health, our physicians are exceptionally proficient in genitourinary cancer surgery for prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and adrenal cancer.
One growing option in treating genitourinary cancer is robotic surgery. As with traditional laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon operates through tiny incisions. The robot serves as extensions of the surgeon’s hands, and is designed to translate the surgeon’s hand movements into precise movements of instruments within the surgical site.
The robotic surgery system can improve the surgeon’s visualization of delicate tissues and nerves by providing a magnified, 3D view of the surgical site. It also increases the surgeon’s dexterity by allowing for 360-degree rotation of surgical tools.
Minimally Invasive Options
Lahey provides minimally invasive surgical options for treatment of various types of genitourinary cancers, including laparoscopic prostatectomy and laparoscopic bladder reconstruction.
Robotic and minimally invasive procedures can be used to treat prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and much more. When compared with traditional open surgery, these procedures can mean a quicker recovery with less pain.