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A Look at da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Last updated 6 years ago

The latest in surgical technology, the da Vinci robotic surgery system is a tool designed to maximize the abilities of surgeons in order to provide less-invasive procedures and better clinical outcomes. Memorial Hospital surgeons utilizes the da Vinci System to perform a variety of minimally invasive procedures.

How It Works

Unlike minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery, which uses long-handled tools to operate through a small incision while the target area is broadcast on a nearby television screen, the da Vinci System enables surgeons to delicately maneuver robotic instruments with a wide range of motion while viewing the surgical site in 3D. The ergonomically-designed interface minimizes fatigue, and the EndoWrist instruments optimize the surgeon’s movements for unparalleled accuracy.

Why It’s Used

Because the da Vinci System allows complex motions without requiring a large incision, it can be used to perform intricate procedures while minimizing pain and recovery times. The superior visualization offered by the 3D high-resolution screen also helps surgeons minimize complications for more positive outcomes.

What Surgeries It Can Perform

The da Vinci System is an ideal way to perform urological and gynecological surgeries, as the genital area is densely packed with nerves and blood vessels. The precision afforded by robotic surgery enables minimally-invasive hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus; cholecystectomy, the removal of the gall bladder; and prostatectomy, or removal of the prostate gland. It can also be used to perform gastric bypass procedures, minimizing the risks of surgery and enabling an easier transition to the post-surgical diet.

Call Consult-A-Nurse at (800) 530-3244 to be referred to a Memorial Hospital affiliated surgeon that specializes in da Vinci surgeries.


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