Dr Geoff Coughlin is Australia’s most experienced robotic prostatectomy surgeon. He has been performing the procedure for more than 10 years and was trained in America by the world leader Dr Vipul Patel. He has published Australia’s leading outcomes in the prestigious Lancet Journal.
Watch a narrated robotic prostatectomy performed by Dr Geoff Coughlin.
A Robotic Prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the entire prostate gland through the use of the daVinci Robotic Surgical System for the treatment of prostate cancer.
The surgeon makes 6 keyhole incisions in your abdomen. Small plastic tubes (trocars) are placed inside the incisions to keep them open while a small camera (laparoscope) and the small robotic arms are inserted. The surgeon controls the laparoscope and robotic arms to remove the prostate gland.