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da Vinci® Surgery

Discover an advanced surgical option

Robotically assisted surgery will benefit you in a number of ways including less pain during recovery and shortening your recovery time after surgery.

By using da Vinci® Surgery, your surgeon is able to perform surgeries with precision and control not possible with bare hands. With robotic-assisted surgery, your surgeon controls the system that translates his or her movements into micro-movements all while viewing a 3D image of the surgical site on a high definition monitor. This surgery is similar to laparoscopic surgery where your surgeon inserts instruments through small incisions. Unlike laparoscopic surgery, your physician has a better view and can remain in a more comfortable position, which means more natural movements leading to benefits for you.

Your benefits

The benefits of using da Vinci Surgery for you may include:

  • Significantly less post-operative pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Better clinical outcomes

We can use da Vinci for minimally invasive surgeries including:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Colorectal cancer surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Lung cancer surgery
If you'd like more information or have questions about da Vinci surgery, talk with your physician or call us at (888) 226-3744.

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6 Things Your Doctor May Ask You to Do Before Hip or Knee Surgery

Once you’ve made the decision to have surgery, there are still several steps your doctor may ask you to take before the actual procedure. While not all of the following apply to all procedures, your doctor may request the following:

  1. Complete physical examination

    You may need to make an appointment with your primary care or family doctor before surgery. He or she will assess your overall health to be sure you’re physically able to handle your procedure and complete your recovery. If you also have a chronic condition, such as heart disease, you may be required to get the OK of your primary care doctor before surgery.

  2. List of medications and/or supplements you take

    Be sure, if you have not already done so, to tell your surgeon about any prescription or over-the-counter medications you take as well as any supplements. There may be meds you’ll be instructed to stop taking before surgery.

  3. Information about upcoming dental exams

    If you were planning any dental procedures, ask your surgeon about timing, as any bacteria that enter your bloodstream from dental work can increase the (slight) risk of infection after surgery.

  4. Preoperative tests

    In the days immediately before your planned procedure, your surgeon will likely order tests, such as blood tests, an electrocardiogram (EKG) or urine tests.

  5. Quit smoking

    If you’re a smoker, try your best to quit before surgery. Smoking has been shown to increase postoperative complications, such as poor healing of the wound. Even a few weeks of not smoking before your operation can help improve the healing process.

  6. Lose weight
  7. If you’re significantly overweight, your doctor may advise you to try to lose weight before you undergo surgery. Research shows that people with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher have a greater risk of complications. Risks associated with anesthesia also go up for obese patients.

It’s helpful to stay focused on the benefits to your life after the procedure is over. If you’ve been living with chronic or extreme discomfort, imagine what it will be like to gain relief. Recovery time will depend on several factors such as the type of procedure, your physical condition before the procedure and your attitude about the recovery process. Having a strong support network is also helpful for a smoother recovery.

Your doctor will be able to answer questions specific to your situation and type of procedure. There’s no better time than now to take steps to conquer your condition.