We offer multiple surgical platforms which provide benefits to both the surgeon and the patient.
The benefits to the surgeon include being able to carry out intricate surgical maneuvers with greater precision, improved visualization, and enhanced dexterity. The benefits to the patient have been reported to include reduced rates of complications, a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, and minimal scarring.
When compared to traditional laparoscopic bariatric surgery, robotic procedures offer a reduced rate of gastrointestinal leaks, less risk for follow-up surgery, and less risk that the surgeon will need to utilize open surgery once the procedure is underway.
Surgery to the chest is traditionally performed using open techniques (large incision) or minimally invasive procedures. Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive option for certain heart and lung procedures.
Robotic surgery can be used for surgeries to correct mitral valve prolapse and coronary heart disease.
Mitral Valve Replacement
In mitral valve repair procedures, the diseased valve is replaced with a valve that is either mechanical (constructed of man-made components) or biological (constructed from the tissue of animals or humans). Benefits of robotic surgery can include reduced blood loss, a shorter stay in the ICU and in the hospital, reduced rate of atrial fibrillation following surgery, less chance of pleural effusion following surgery, small incision resulting in less scarring, and a quicker recovery.
Coronary Artery Bypass
Robotic surgery is well suited for certain coronary bypass patients, and provides benefits such as small incisions and the avoidance of using a heart-lung machine during surgery. After surgery, patients typically have fewer complications, less loss of blood, a shorter stay in the ICU and in the hospital, a quicker recovery.
Robotic surgery for non-small cell lung cancer involves removing a lobe of the lung through small incisions that the surgeon makes between the ribs. While this technique is similar to other minimally invasive procedures, robotic surgery offers the added benefit of providing the surgeon with greater control and precision for delicate surgical maneuvers.
The benefits can include a reduced rate of complications, less loss of blood, a shorter stay in the hospital, reduced pain and less days with a chest tube in place.
Robotic technology allows surgeons to perform colorectal surgical procedures such as colectomy and low anterior resection.
Colectomy or Low Anterior Resection
These procedures are used to remove cancerous growths from the colorectal tissue. Because robotic surgery enhances precision, the surgeon is able to meticulously remove cancerous tissue with reduced risk of damage to healthy nearby tissue. Added benefits can include less loss of blood, a faster return of bowel function and of the ability to tolerate a regular diet, reduced rate of complications, a quicker recovery and minimal scarring.
Gynecologic surgery is a minimally invasive option for many women. The da Vinci system is available in two formats for gynecological surgery: Multi-Port Surgery (several small incisions) or Single-Site Surgery (hysterectomy for non-cancerous conditions in which the uterus is removed through one small incision in the navel).
- Myomectomy (uterine fibroid removal)
- Endometriosis Resection
Gynecologic Oncology Surgery
When a woman experiences gynecological cancer, she may be a candidate for gynecological oncology robotic surgery which offers a minimally invasive robotic surgical option for women with cancers of the cervix, uterus or endometrium, and ovary.
Reproductive Endocrinology Surgery
Robotic surgery may be used for reproductive endocrinology procedures such as reversal of tubal ligation, endometriosis, or excessive bleeding.
When pelvic prolapse occurs, robotic surgery provides another option for women seeking minimally invasive surgical treatment. Robotic surgery is used for sacrocolpopexy (pelvic prolapse) of the uterus, cervix, bladder or vagina. Women with this condition who are a candidate for robotic assisted surgery typically endure a faster operation with less loss of blood and a more rapid discontinuation of the urinary catheter following surgery. Other benefits include improved sexual function and resolved symptoms involving urination, bowel evacuation and other pelvic issues.
Informative Endometriosis Discussion
Robotic assisted surgery is utilized for the treatment of a variety of urological conditions through these procedures:
- Cystectomy (for bladder cancer)
- Pyeloplasty (for kidney obstruction)
- Partial Nephrectomy & Nephrectomy (for kidney cancer)
- Prostatectomy (for Prostate Cancer)