Our team diagnoses and treats all types of urologic diseases including cancers of the prostate, kidney, testicle, bladder, ureter/renal pelvis, and adrenal glands. You can count on us to use the latest techniques and the most advanced technology available — including minimally invasive robotic surgery — to maximize effectiveness while minimizing your side effects.
We also understand the unique challenges that come with a diagnosis of urologic cancer, and will be with you and your family every step of the cancer journey. Along with the normal anxieties associated with any cancer, you may have concerns about your sexual health and fertility. Our compassionate, professional team will focus on preserving your reproductive options as much as possible, and will tailor our therapies specifically for you.
Our multidisciplinary team is with you through every phase of your cancer diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. Surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and interventional radiologists, pain management specialists, oncology nurses, social workers, and sexual health experts are all a part of the care team dedicated to providing you with the best possible care.
Excellence in Robotic Urologic Cancer Surgery
Our surgeons use the latest robotic technology and techniques to provide expert treatment for urologic cancers, including cancers of the prostate, kidney, testicle, bladder, ureter/renal pelvis, and adrenal glands.
About Robotic Surgery
During robotic surgery, your surgeon will sit at a special console and control small surgical instruments and a high-definition, three-dimensional video camera that are mounted on robotic arms. The instruments and camera will be inserted into your body through half-inch incisions.
The video camera will provide a magnified, real-time view of the surgical area that will be projected onto the control console’s video screen. While viewing the image on the video screen, your surgeon will use the controls on the console to guide the instruments and perform your surgical procedure.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
The precision of robotic surgery allows physicians to perform complex procedures through very small incisions, avoiding the complications and longer healing time associated with traditional open surgery. Other advantages of robotic surgery include:
• Less tissue damage
• Increased surgical precision and dexterity
• Decreased blood loss (and reduced need for transfusions)
• Lower risk of infection
• Less pain after surgery
• Less internal and external scarring
• Shorter hospital stay
• Faster recovery and return to normal activities
Robotic Urological Surgery Procedures
The urologic oncology surgeons at Hackensack Meridian Health perform a full range of robotic surgical procedures, including:
• Robotic partial nephrectomy
• Robotic nephroureterectomy
• Robotic cystectomy ileal conduit
• Robotic cystectomy orthotopic neobladder
• Robotic prostatectomy
• Robotic partial adrenalectomy
• Robotic simple prostatectomy
• Robotic nephrectomy
• Robotic cystectomy Indiana pouch
• Robotic partial cystectomy
• Robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
• Robotic adrenalectomy
Support During and After Treatment
All patients have access to the many comprehensive services offered through Hackensack Meridian Health, from diagnosis through treatment and aftercare. Our extended programs and resources give patients and their loved ones the tools and support they need to make their cancer care journey less stressful.
Make an Appointment
Appointments can be made in person, by phone or online, and Hackensack Meridian Health Cancer staff will work closely with you and your physicians to plan your care. To get started, fill out the form below or call 732-776-4240.