This is performed for prostate cancer. Under general anesthesia several small incisions are made on the abdomen through which a camera and instruments that are attached to the surgical robot are passed. The surgeon sits at a console away from the bedside and performs the surgery, guiding the robot in removing the prostate gland. The urethra is stitched back to the bladder and a catheter is left indwelling to a bag for several days to a week . You will be discharged to home after 1-2 days in the hospital. After effects may include pain, blood in the urine, burning with urination.