Robotic Surgery vs Traditional Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer

August 4, 2015

September is National Prostate Health Month, and as part of Austin Urology Institute’s mission to promote men’s health and educate men about their healthcare options, we’ve put together a handy chart that compares Da Vinci robotic surgery with traditional open surgery for the treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Shaw and the AUI team have been at the forefront of the robotic surgery movement. Dr. Shaw began training with robots in 2000 and is now one of a select few doctors in the country qualified to train other surgeons on the use of the Da Vinci robot. If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it’s important to know what treatment options are available to you. If you’d like to know more about robotic surgery or schedule a consultation with Dr. Shaw, contact us at

Robotic Surgery vs Traditional Open Surgery