da Vinci® Surgical System
The da Vinci® Surgical System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
Advanced Surgical Technology
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci® System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
da Vinci® Hysterectomy
Traditional open hysterectomy—removal of the uterus—requires a 6- to 12-inch abdominal incision and weeks of recovery. The da Vinci® Hysterectomy is performed through five tiny incisions which heal in a fraction of the time. For women diagnosed with uterine fibroids, da Vinci® Myomectomy represents a minimally invasive surgical treatment designed to preserve the uterus.
da Vinci® Prostatectomy
The da Vinci® Prostatectomy performed with the da Vinci® Surgical System represents the fastest growing treatment for prostate cancer today. In addition to the other benefits, recent studies suggest that da Vinci® Prostatectomy may offer improved cancer control and a lower incidence of impotence and urinary incontinence due to the precision of the procedure.
da Vinci® Partial Nephrectomy
Traditional open kidney surgery requires a large and painful flank incision. Radical removal of the entire kidney results in a loss of kidney function that can sometimes be avoided. Using the da Vinci® Surgical System, urologic surgeons can remove the cancerous portion of the kidney through 6 to 7 tiny incisions with much quicker recovery, less pain and resulting in more preservation of the kidney function.
Other urologic surgeries using the da Vinci® Surgical System include: robotic cystectomy, robotic rovsing (large renal cysts), robotic sacral colpopexy, and ureteral reimplants.
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