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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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7 Key Benefits of Robotic Surgery

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all your options, including some of the most non-invasive surgical treatments available using robotic surgery. We live in a day and age when there are a myriad of medical advancements that can help us to live healthier, stronger and longer lives.

Through the use of robotic-assisted surgery, surgeons are now able to offer minimally invasive and more precise options for many complex surgical procedures—from knee replacements to cancer treatment.

To operate using the robotic system, a surgeon makes tiny incisions in the body and inserts miniaturized instruments and a high-definition three-dimensional camera. Sometimes skin incisions are not required at all. Then, from a nearby console, the surgeon manipulates those instruments to perform the operation.

During a robotic-assisted procedure, the surgeon uses master controls to manipulate the instruments, and the instruments translate that surgeon’s movements into precise movements inside your body. The surgeon is in control the whole time. The surgical system simply responds to the direction he or she provides.

For most patients, robotic surgery offers numerous benefits, including:
  • Reduced post-surgery pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer and smaller scars
  • Increased precision for more accurate joint replacements
  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less risk of infection

Types of Robotic Surgery

Depending on the condition needed to be treated, there are different robotic surgery options. Not all hospitals offer all types, and some hospitals may have additional or other systems that use the same principles. Examples of robotic-assisted surgery systems include da Vinci® Surgery system for a variety of applications, Mako™ Robotic-arm assisted technology, Navio™ Robotic Surgery for Knee Replacement, Excelsius GPS® or Mazor Robotics for spine.

The systems allow for superior visualization, enhanced dexterity and improved control. If you feel that robotic surgery might be an appropriate treatment option for you, talk with your doctor to find out if you are a candidate for these innovative treatments.