Robotic surgery in the urology department at Loma Linda University Medical Center is used for surgery on the prostate and other abdominal organs. Many of our patients have undergone the prostatectomy procedure for prostate cancer and are living cancer and side effect free.
Mark was noticing some abdominal pain and was concerned he might have an ulcer. When he went to his doctor for some routine tests, he also had a PSA test–a prostate cancer screening. Despite an elevated PSA count, Mark doubted he had prostate cancer. He was only 41 and in good health, but when further tests came back, his worst suspicions were confirmed–he had prostate cancer.
After watching his father deal with side effects like incontinence and erectile dysfunction after surgery for prostate cancer, Mark was convinced he didn't want a large incision and undergo the older surgical procedure. When Dr. Ruckle mentioned he would be a good candidate for robotic surgery, Mark knew that robotic surgery was the best solution for him. Now he's cancer and side effect free and thankful for his minimally-invasive treatment.