Treatment options for kidney cancer depend upon the staging of the cancer (how large and whether it has spread) and the patient's age and general health.
Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are all potential treatment options. Kidney cancer is relatively resistant to radiation and chemotherapy, therefore the gold standard treatment for localized kidney cancer is removal of the kidney or kidney tumors.
If your doctor recommends surgery for kidney cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, minimally invasive approach-da Vinci partial nephrectomy or nephrectomy.
da Vinci surgery for kidney cancer incorporates the best techniques of open surgery and applies them to a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive approach. The precision and dexterity afforded by the da Vinci Surgical System's advanced instrumentation facilitates a minimally invasive approach for treating kidney cancer.
Potential patient benefits include:
Excellent cancer control
Significantly less pain
Shorter hospital stay
Shorter recovery time
Less blood loss
Precise tumor removal and kidney reconstruction
Less risk of infection
Increased potential for kidney preservation in certain prescribed cancer operations
Better clinical outcomes, in many cases
da Vinci patient stories Hear from patients who have experienced da Vinci surgery for kidney cancer and how the surgery works.
Am I a candidate for da Vinci surgery? If you are a candidate for kidney surgery, ask your doctor about the da Vinci Surgical System. For a consultation with a University of Missouri Health Care da Vinci Surgery specialist, call (573) 882-8445.