For the health and safety of our patients and staff, please reschedule your appointment if you have the flu or flu-like symptoms. Cancellation fees will not apply.


Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery

Watch Dr. Michael Franks discuss robotic surgery with the daVinci robotĀ Virginia Urology has a highly-trained and experienced team of robotic surgeons. Virginia Urology physicians have performed hundreds of robotic surgeries using the da VinciĀ® Surgical System. Some of the minimally-invasive procedures our physicians perform include prostatectomy, pyeloplasty, partial nephrectomy and adrenalectomy.

da VinciĀ® Robotic Surgery

When the da VinciĀ® robotic surgery is performed, the surgeon is able to control the instruments through small incisions or laparoscopic ports. By doing so, the surgeon is able to have greater control and accessibility than traditional surgical instruments. The surgeon controls the instruments by looking through a specialized telescope. This telescope allows the surgeon to view the site at 12x magnification and in 3D. This provides the surgeon with greater precision while in the surgical site.

For additional information about the da VinciĀ® Surgical System click here.

Minimally-Invasive Surgery

Minimally-invasive surgical procedures can be performed through the smallest of incisions, often only 1-2 cm! These types of procedures can be much more beneficial to patients than undergoing an open surgery. Minimally invasive surgeries can be very effective in treating your condition and provide better clinical outcomes. In addition, patients often may experience less pain, a shorter hospital visit and allows patients to return to their daily lives much quicker! Ask your physician about what minimally-invasive surgical options are available for you.