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Robotic Surgery - da Vinci Surgery


Several complex surgical procedures, such as hysterectomy and mitral valve repair, can now be performed without open surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System, a sophisticated, minimally invasive robotic platform.

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci device has robotic arms that hold endoscopic cameras and surgical tools. While a surgeon makes the initial incisions, the robotic arms are used to perform the procedure. The surgeon receives 3D images from the endoscopic cameras and directs the motion of the robot using handheld controllers.

St. Joseph’s now features the Si da Vinci Surgical System, the newest and most advanced model, which features:

  • A dual console, allowing two surgeons to work simultaneously
  • High-resolution 3D vision
  • Integration with other audio/visual technologies in the operating room
  • Enhanced vascular and lymphatic mapping

Benefits of the da Vinci Surgical Robot

Using da Vinci, traditional open surgery can be accomplished endoscopically, with smaller incisions. This minimally invasive surgery offers patients multiple benefits, including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities

Treatment Options with da Vinci

The da Vinci robot can be used for a number of minimally invasive treatments, including:

  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Other general surgeries such Heller myotomy, hiatal hernia repair, gastric bypass, splenectomy, gallbladder, benign liver tumors and many others

Learn More About the da Vinci Surgical System at St. Joseph's

For more information about this minimally invasive surgical option, please call 1.888.796.2122.