Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Doctors may recommend surgery when medications and lifestyle modifications fail to treat symptoms. Some surgeries relieve or prevent pain, while others can help reduce symptoms or improve certain bodily functions. Doctors may recommend surgery to collect tissue samples for examination, such as a biopsy. If surgery is part of your health journey to diagnose or manage symptoms, we have the advanced technology to support your doctor’s recommended procedure.

Our goal is to combine exceptional care with advanced technology to improve patients' outcomes. We use the da Vinci Surgical System, which allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery with enhanced precision and a better surgical patient experience.

What Is Robotic-Assisted Surgery?

Robotic surgery, like laparoscopic surgery, uses specialized tools attached to a robotic arm that can fit through tiny incisions. With robotic surgery, surgeons sit at the console and direct tiny instruments that mimic hand movements but with a greater range of motion and precision. The robotic arms allow surgeons to make small cuts and insert the instruments (endoscope) into the surgery site. The endoscope is attached to a thin tube with a camera that provides surgeons with three-dimensional (3D) images of the surgical area while performing the procedure.

What Surgeries Can Be Done With Robotic Surgery?

Surgeons who use robotic surgery can perform delicate and complex procedures that may be difficult with other methods, including:

  • Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Hysterectomy
  • Total or partial kidney removal
  • Pyeloplasty (surgery to correct ureteropelvic junction obstruction)
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Tubal ligation
  • Hernia repair

What Are the Advantages of Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery has allowed surgeons to operate on patients using much smaller incisions that once needed significant cuts in the body. Surgeons can now perform minimally invasive procedures with precision, flexibility and control that would otherwise have been impossible with traditional methods.

The advantages of robotic surgery include the following:

  • Reduced risk of complications, such as infection
  • Less pain and bleeding
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Less scarring

What Is the da Vinci Robot Used For?

Robots don't perform surgery in robotic surgery. The da Vinci surgical system enables surgeons to operate on patients using advanced instruments that translate your surgeon's hand movements in real time (like a human hand) through one or a few small incisions. The surgical system also provides surgeons with highly magnified, 3D, high-definition images of the surgical site.

The da Vinci surgical system consists of the following:

  • Surgeon console - an enclosure where your surgeon sits and controls the instruments guided by a high-definition view of your anatomy
  • Patient cart - a piece of equipment positioned along the patient's bedside that holds the camera and instruments that your surgeon controls from the console
  • Vision cart - a machine that links the other two components and supports the 3D high-definition system

What Surgeries Can the da Vinci Perform?

The da Vinci surgical system provides skilled surgeons more flexibility and control in performing a wide range of procedures, including:

General Surgery

  • Hernia
  • GERD
  • Other disorders of the stomach, gallbladder, pancreas or colorectal system
Urologic Surgery
  • Prostate conditions
  • Urinary tract conditions
  • Kidney tumors
Gynecologic Surgery
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis and adenomyosis
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Ovarian cysts