New Techniques at UVa

DaVinci robotic prostatectomy program

  • Reduces blood loss
  • Decreases postoperative pain
  • Results in shorter hospital stays
  • Potentially reduces the likelihood of impotence, incontinence, infection another side effects

Additional information on the DaVinci robotic prostatectomy program can be accessed at the following website Da Vinci Prostatectomy.

GreenLight Laser treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate

  • Immediate relief from symptoms
  • Few, if any, side-effects
  • Shortened surgical and recovery time

Additional information on GreenLight Laser treatment can be accessed at the GreenLight Laser Treatment website.

Brachytherapy for prostate cancer

  • Targeted prostate cancer treatment
  • Radiation therapy performed by implanting small radioactive seeds in the area being treated
  • Minimizes the effect of radiation on surrounding tissue

Cryotherapy for prostate and kidney cancer

  • Minimally invasive, non-surgical technique
  • Freezing argon gas is delivered to the tumor through a thin needle
  • Resulting ice destroys all cancerous tissue in the affected area
  • Spares surrounding tissue

Shared appointments

  • Patients can schedule an appointment sooner
  • Small group of patients meet in 90-minute appointments with their doctor
  • Ample time to ask questions about treatment while learning from others