Medical Offices Punta Pacífica, 6th Floor - Off. 604

+507 394 2426



Robotic Assisted Prostatectomy in Panama

When complete removal of the prostate is indicated, the majority of Robotic Assisted Prostatectomy in Panama are conducted via the minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical system.

The benefits of a Robotic-Assisted prostatectomy in Panama are

•    Reduced pain and trauma to the body
•    Less blood loss and need for transfusions
•    Less post-operative pain and discomfort
•    Less risk of infection
•    Shorter hospital stay
•    Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
•    Less scarring


Dr Reben Ureña is fully trained with the da Vinci® robotic surgical system and are skilled at using it for prostatectomy cases.

Prostatectomy incisions - open surgery vs. robotic-assisted surgeryRobotic-assisted procedures allow surgeons to remove the prostate through small keyhole incisions using pencil-sized, precision-guided instruments. This minimally invasive technique is part of the Dr Ruben Ureña’s commitment to minimizing pain and length of convalescence, as well as improving outcomes such as erectile function and urinary control.

During the operative procedure the surgeon sits at a controlling console near the patient while an assistant surgeon is at the bedside next to the patient.  The surgeon watches the operative field through a video monitor and controls the robotic arms that replicate the surgeon's hand movements at the console. The cancerous prostate is removed using operative principles of radical prostatectomy that have been refined over several decades.

The da Vinci Surgical System has been used successfully in thousands of prostate cancer procedures around the world. Most patients are able to return to normal activity in two-to-three weeks instead of the six-to-eight weeks more common with standard "open" surgery. There is less blood loss during a robotic-assisted prostatectomy, resulting in a higher blood count. The higher blood count provides for quicker return of strength and stamina after surgery.

Of course, as with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot be guaranteed. Successful outcomes depend on both the patient and the procedure.


Today converted in Urologist Surgeon with over ten years of experience, Dr. Ruben Ureña shows that he chose the right path, because he has exercised his profession with commitment, ethics and investigative spirit, always seeking the best benefits for the patient in surgical treatments .



Medical Offices Punta Pacífica, 6th Floor - Office 604, Punta Pacífica, Panama.
Tel. +507 394 2426
Cel. +507 6070 0707