daVinci® Robotic Surgical System
The da Vinci® system is a technologically-advanced alternative to traditional open or laparoscopic surgeries. Seated at a special viewing and control console, the surgeon controls a robotic arm unit to perform the delicate surgical procedures inside the patient, while the system allows him to work more intricately, and see in far greater detail, than traditional surgical methods.
Instead of using a long, traditional incision to open the surgical site, surgeons using da Vinci need only make small incisions into which they guide three thin stainless steel probes guided by the da Vinci surgical robotic arms. One rod is fitted with a camera that shows the surgeon a detailed three-dimensional view of the operation through the viewing console. The other two hold the delicate surgical instruments the surgeon uses to dissect and suture the tissue being operated on, using precision controls that move in perfect synchronization with the surgeon's hands.
Smaller incisions mean less trauma to surrounding tissue, which translates into reduced hospital stays. In many cases, a patient can go home in a day or two following a robotic procedure—half the time required for traditional open surgery. Robotic surgery also speeds up recovery times, reduces post-operative infection risks, and lets patients return to their normal daily activities far sooner with more successful outcomes.
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Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks and benefits of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation.
da Vinci® Prostatectomy
Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. Among your concerns is: “Will my body function normally following surgery?” Traditional open urologic surgery – in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs – has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
da Vinci Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.
da Vinci Prostatectomy
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da Vinci® Hysterectomy
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci system can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
da Vinci Gynecologic Surgery
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da Vinci® Surgery for Gallbladder Disease (Cholecystectomy)
When medicine and dietary changes do not help with symptoms related to the gallbladder, surgery may be recommended. If your doctor recommends surgery to treat gallbladder disease, you may be a candidate for a safe, effective and minimally invasive procedure – da Vinci Surgery. Using the da Vinci System enables your doctor to perform this delicate operation with breakthrough precision, superior vision, dexterity and improved access to the affected area.
da Vinci Cholecystectomy
Surgeons at Woodland Heights Remove Gallbladder through Belly Button Incision with da Vinci® System (April 18, 2012)