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Robotic Surgery for Urologic Cancers

Our urologists are nationally and internationally known for their excellence in robotic surgery, having performed these procedures for more than a decade. We offer robotic surgery for:

  • Prostate cancer. Our surgeons have performed over 1,850 robotic prostatectomies in the last six years—more than any other center in New Jersey. This approach helps us avoid nerves in the area, minimizing the risk of sexual and urinary side effects.
  • Kidney cancer. Our urologists are nationally recognized as leaders in partial nephrectomy—in which only a portion of the kidney is removed—preserving kidney function while improving long-term survival. Over 80 percent of our patients have a partial nephrectomy. We use advanced robotic techniques, near-infrared imaging, 3-D modeling, and state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to optimize your surgery. We also use robotic surgery to perform most radical nephrectomies, even when the tumor is invading large blood vessels.
  • Bladder cancer. Our team includes experts in bladder preservation. If the bladder must be removed (cystectomy), we can reconstruct a new bladder to restore normal urinary function. Our surgeons were among the first in the Tri-State area to perform robotic cystectomy and continue to innovate this field of surgery. We have performed more than 250 robotic cystectomies over the last six years, constructing a new bladder (“neobladder”) in one-third of these patients.
  • Ureter cancer. Our urologists use the latest robotic technology to perform 90 percent of surgeries for rare and complex renal pelvis and ureter cancers. The team aims to preserve your kidney whenever possible.
  • Testicular cancer. We use state-of-the-art techniques and robotic technology to provide the region’s most advanced care for testicular cancer, with the goal of preserving fertility and sexual function. Our specialists are among a small group of surgeons in the country who perform retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (removal of lymph nodes at the back of the abdomen) robotically, sparing you from a major open surgical procedure.