About Dr. Yurkanin Minimally Invasive Surgery


da Vinci® Surgery for Prostate Cancer

da Vinci Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove the cancerous prostate.  Removing the prostate is known as a prostatectomy.  Robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgery enables your doctor to operate through a few tiny incisions with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.  Compared to open surgery, da Vinci offers men the following potential benefits:

  • Better Cancer Control
  • Faster Return of Erectile (Sexual) Function
  • Better Chance for Return of Urinary Continence
  • Less blood loss
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to normal activities


Compared to traditional laparoscopy, da Vinci offers men many potential benefits, including:

  • More patients return to pre-surgery erectile function
    at 12-month checkup
  • Faster return of urinary continence
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Less blood loss and need for a transfusion
  • Shorter hospital stay

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View this video to learn about the da Vinci Prostatectomy surgical experience