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da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

Our Las Vegas urology practice is devoted to minimally invasive procedures for prostate, kidney, and female pelvic disorders, including da Vinci® robotic surgery. When performed by board-certified urologist Dr. Mulugeta Kassahun, robotic surgery has a lower risk of complications than traditional surgery and less downtime for patients.

Dr. Kassahun’s expertise with the da Vinci Surgical System is unmatched in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been with Urology Specialists of Nevada since 2004, and he is the group’s lead da Vinci surgeon. In fact, Dr. Kassahun performed the very first da Vinci surgery at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center when the technology was introduced in 2008.

Why Robotic Surgery?

With the da Vinci Surgical System, Dr. Kassahun can achieve uncompromised dexterity and control during the procedure, which is vital when dealing with the delicate network of nerves, veins, and muscles that control urination and sexual function. By making only a few tiny incisions, patients benefit from having less pain, less scarring, less bleeding, and a less down time.

The da Vinci method is ideal for particularly challenging or complex procedures, such as:

  • Prostatectomy – Removal of the prostate
  • Nephrectomy – Removal of all or part of the kidney
  • Pyeloplasty – Removal of blockage in the kidney
  • Ureteral Resection/Reconstruction – Removal of ureteral blockage
  • Adrenalectomy – Removal of one or both adrenal glands
  • Cystectomy – Removal of all or part of the bladder
  • Female Pelvic Reconstruction – Placement of surgical mesh to correct pelvic organ prolapse

How Robotic Surgery Works

  • Two or three small incisions are made to insert tiny surgical instruments and a high-definition 3D camera.
  • The surgeon sits at the da Vinci computer console, just a few feet away from the patient. From here, the surgeon will view a magnified, 3D image of the surgery.
  • The surgeon’s hand movements are translated into extremely precise micro-movements of the da Vinci surgical instruments.

To learn more about the da Vinci method for urologic surgery and talk to a urology specialist, contact Dr. Mulugeta Kassahun in Las Vegas Or Henderson today. Call (702) 877-0814 Ext. 115 or use our online appointment request form.