da Vinci Surgery simplifies many existing minimally invasive procedures | The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to perform many standard laparoscopic procedures more quickly and easily. This is because the da Vinci System delivers equal or improved outcomes while maintaining the same "look and feel" of more tradition open surgery techniques. Standard laparoscopy uses small incisions to insert long-shafted instruments, but has certain limitations when the procedure, patient's anatomy or condition is particularly challenging or complex.
da Vinci Surgery makes difficult operations routine | Traditional laparoscopic surgery has never been widely used except for routine procedures. Only a select group of highly skilled surgeons attempt complex procedures using this approach. The da Vinci Surgical System allows more surgeons to perform complex procedures using a minimally invasive approach - routinely and with confidence.
da Vinci makes new minimally invasive surgical procedures possible | A number of procedures that could not be performed using traditional minimally invasive technologies can now be performed using the da Vinci Surgical System. The advanced features and extensive EndoWrist® instrumentation of the da Vinci System allow surgeons to perform more procedures through small, 1-2 cm incisions.
What does this mean to our patients? Improved outcomes! By improving surgical capabilities, the da Vinci Surgical System is helping to improve clinical outcomes and redefine standards of care. Among the many benefits patients may experience with da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery are:
Less blood loss and transfusions
Shortened hospital stay
Lower risk of infection and other complications
Fast recovery and return to normal activities
Small incisions for less scarring
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is unique to each patient and procedure. The da Vinci Surgical System is considered safe and effective, but may not be appropriate for everyone. Always talk to your doctor about all treatment options, as well as the associated benefits and risks.