Men's Surgery Treatments & Procedures
Advanced Surgical Care
When you need surgery, only experienced, expert care will do. You deserve care that focuses on your individual needs, and uses innovative techniques to get you feeling better, faster.
Baptist was the first health system in San Antonio and South Texas to offer you minimally invasive robotic surgery. This innovative technology makes it possible for our surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions, with unmatched precision. Less invasive procedures offer the potential for a faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay. Baptist is committed to getting you back to your life faster with quality care. That’s Baptist Care.
Why choose Baptist Health System for your surgery? Baptist offered the first robotic-assisted prostatectomy surgery in San Antonio, providing our surgeons with years of experience. At Baptist, you can expect experience, compassion and a commitment to high-quality care. Our expertly trained surgeons have performed more than 600 robotically assisted prostatectomies at St. Luke's Baptist Hospital.
If you’re facing a diagnosis of prostate cancer — one of the most common cancers in men — robotic surgery at St. Luke's Baptist Hospital in the South Texas Medical Center offers an alternative to traditional prostatectomy with many advantages over open surgery. Robotic-assisted surgery offers the potential for smaller incisions, a faster recovery time and in most cases, a quicker return to continence and less incidence of impotence.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
In addition to prostatectomy, surgical procedures that can be performed using the robotic-assisted surgery include robotic ablation (for heart arrhythmias), gallbladder removal and bariatric and orthopedic procedures. Surgeons experienced in robotic procedures can operate in a minimally invasive fashion using laparoscopy and 3-D magnified vision. The system translates the surgeon's motions into tremor-free, finely scaled actions with equal cancer-related outcomes compared with open surgery.
For qualified candidates, robotic-assisted surgery offers numerous potential benefits over the traditional open surgery, including:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss and transfusions
- Less scarring
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
Make an Appointment
Don’t wait another day to get on the road to better health. To find a trusted Baptist doctor who specializes in robotic surgery, call (866) 309-2873.