Robotic Prostate Surgery

Using the Da Vinci® Surgical System and valuable nerve-sparing techniques, the prostate cancer surgeons at USMDPCC have performed over 6000 radical prostatectomies using this technology. This surgical option involves less pain, scarring and recovery time than traditional radical prostatectomies.

Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

The team at USMDPCC is committed to providing a wide variety of leading edge prostate cancer treatment options for our patients, including the latest breakthroughs in nerve-sparing robotic surgical techniques.

Robotic surgery for prostate cancer is a minimally invasive procedure that allows our expert surgeons to treat prostate cancer with numerous benefits to our patients, including reduced scarring, trauma and pain, rapid recovery and shorter hospital stays. Compared to traditional surgical methods, which utilize large incisions, robotic surgery is performed through a variety of smaller incisions that are less traumatic to our patients. Recovery time is much shorter due to reduced tissue damage, resulting in shorter hospital stays compared to conventional surgery methods. Ultimately, our patients are afforded a faster overall recuperation and can quickly resume normal activities.

The new catheter-less technique at USMD Prostate Cancer Center is now being offered to patients. This groundbreaking technique greatly increases patient comfort after surgery. Watch the video below to learn more!

Catheter-Less Robotic Prostatectomy Video at USMD PCC

The USMDPCC team features the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery System, the most advanced robotic treatment method for prostate cancer. The enhanced precision and control of the da Vinci System, paired with the expert knowledge of our world-renowned surgeons, offer an unsurpassed treatment method for a traditionally complex surgical procedure.

Home to one of the country's largest robotic surgery programs, USMD Prostate Cancer Center has completed more than 6000 robotic surgery procedures to-date!

The da Vinci System allows our surgeons to extend their expertise and utilize the following technological elements for our patients:

  • Enhanced 3D analysis of the surgical area
  • Improved dexterity
  • Enhanced surgical precision
  • Amplified range of motion

The minimally invasive nature of the da Vinci System allows a variety of benefits to our patients at USMDPCC, including:

  • Nerve-sparing techniques used to retain erectile function
  • Reduced post-operative pain
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Lower concentration of anesthesia
  • Less potential blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker and more complete recovery
  • More rapid return to everyday activities

These benefits cannot be guaranteed, and your surgeon will discuss all potential benefits and risks with you before your procedure. Remember, the da Vinci System is an advanced instrument that allows your surgeon to perform your procedure with added accuracy and precision. The robot is not in control of the procedure, rather your surgeon controls all aspects of your treatment utilizing the da Vinci System.

Harrison Mitchell Abrahams, M.D. Robotic Surgeon Harrison Mitchell Abrahams, M.D.

Dr. Abrahams has undergone extensive training and practical use of the Da Vinci surgical robot for urological procedures. Dr. Abrahams is a member of the American Urological Association, American Society of Clinical Urologists, Endourological Society.
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Robotic Surgeon David L. Shepherd, M.D. David L. Shepherd, M.D.

Dr. Shepherd is experienced
with the treatment of all urologic cancers with particular interests in nerve - sparing radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy and continent urinary diversions.
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Rich Bevan-Thomas, M.D. Robotic Surgeon  Rich Bevan-Thomas, M.D.

Dr. Bevan-Thomas, a board-certified urologist, has been performing robot-assisted surgery procedures since 2002.
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Scott A. Thurman, M.D. Robotic Surgeon Scott A. Thurman, M.D.
(Fort Worth)

Dr. Thurman is a member of AOA Honor Medical Society, the American Urological Association and the American Medical Association. He has a special interest in laparoscopy and robotic prostatectomy.
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Justin T. Lee, M.D Robotic Surgeon Justin T. Lee, M.D.

Dr. Lee is a specialist in robotic prostate surgery using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. He has undergone extensive training for robot-assisted prostatectomies under the direction of innovators of the procedure.
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Keith A. Waguespack, M.D Robotic Surgeon Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
(Las Colinas)

Dr. Waguespack has special training in laparoscopic urological surgery, including the use of the da Vinci Surgical Robot System.
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