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Robot-Assisted Surgery

Precision Technology

Robotic surgery enables our surgeons to perform the most complex and delicate procedures with unmatched precision. Surgeries assisted by robots are:

  • Less invasive
  • Less painful
  • Easier to recover from
  • Statistically proven to have fewer complications

Our hospitals use the advanced da Vinci Si® Surgical System. Using robots in surgery offers many different benefits to our surgeons including:

  • Single-site incision: The specialized instrument allows surgeons to operate through a small incision in the patient's belly button to remove the gallbladder or uterus, significantly reducing the chance of scarring.
  • 3-D high-definition vision: Two stereoscopic high-definition cameras provide surgeons with a view of the surgical site that’s magnified by ten times.
  • An additional arm: The additional arm can be used to hold another surgical tool, enabling the surgeon to have 50% more operating capability.
  • Instant image referencing: The surgeon can display up to two diagnostic images of the area being operated on (for example, CT scans taken prior to surgery) inside the monitor, directly alongside the view of the real-time procedure, providing an extra reference.
  • Extra-mobile wrist action: da Vinci Si's patented mechanical wrists, called EndoWrists®, can hold a wide array of specialized instruments and function just like a human's but with even greater dexterity and range of motion.
  • Scalability: The robot's arm can be calibrated to move a fraction of an inch for every inch the surgeon's hand moves—simplifying the most complex movements.

Robotic Surgery Procedures:

A variety of surgical procedures may be enhanced by the use of robots. These include:

  • Prostate cancer surgery
  • Urologic applications
  • Total or partial kidney removal
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Gynecologic laparoscopic procedures
  • General surgical procedures