The da Vinci Surgical System may be a better option for kidney cancer patients who are candidates for surgery, as it offers a minimally invasive alternative to a radical nephrectomy. Your surgeon may use Firefly™ Fluorescence Imaging to identify blood vessels and other critical structures in the kidney before performing a partial nephrectomy. Using this imaging system aids your surgeon in the dissection and clamping of vascular structures. Surgery using the da Vinci System may result in fewer side effects.

The da Vinci® Surgical System offers a minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy. Because it requires only a few tiny incisions and offers greater vision, precision and control for the surgeon, patients can often recover sooner, move on to additional treatments if needed, and get back to daily life quicker.

Potential benefits of the da Vinci system for patients include:

Reduced pain

Lower risk of infection or complications

Less blood loss (fewer transfusions)

Shorter hospital stays

Less scarring due to smaller incisions

Faster return to normal activities (e.g., sexual function, urinary continence)