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daVinci Robotic Assisted Cardiovascular Surgery

Our cardiologists and heart specialists at Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento are the most experienced team in the state. We are the only health care provider in Northern California to have performed more than 200 cardiovascular daVinci® cases, including valve replacements and septal defect repairs. Our surgeons are specially trained in the latest surgical technology, including the daVinci® surgical system.

Experienced Robotic Surgeons in Northern California

The daVinci® surgical system allows us to use minimally invasive, robotic-assisted technology for some heart valve repairs and other selected surgical procedures. Using daVinci®, surgeons have remarkable access and visualization. For patients, the technology can provide quicker and easier recoveries.

Robotic Surgery for Heart Conditions at Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute

With the daVinci® surgical system, our cardiovascular surgeons can perform technologically advanced mitral valve prolapse procedures, which is a safe, effective and minimally invasive alternative to traditional treatment options.

Using this latest technology, your surgeon is able to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Benefits of Robotic Heart Surgery

The daVinci® system offers many benefits to both patients and surgeons. For patients, using the daVinci® system can mean:

  • Shorter recovery (a few weeks, compared to a two to three month recovery period following an open procedure)
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Less scarring

For physicians, the system provides:

  • Improved precision with the surgical instruments
  • 3-D, high-definition visuals of the heart
  • Ability to see and work within areas of the heart previously difficult to reach

Heart Surgery Options at Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute

Our cardiovascular team is experienced in all types of cardiovascular surgery: traditional, trans-catheter and robotic. We aim to use the least invasive method available. Your surgeon will decide on the surgical approach that will lead to the best outcome for you.


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