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Robotic Surgery


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Through the combination of surgical expertise and the da Vinci Si Surgical System®, robotic-assisted surgery uses a state-of-the-art system designed to help your doctor perform the most precise and least invasive procedure possible. Providing surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view, robotic-assisted surgery enables the surgeon to see tissues and blood vessels at a level of detail far beyond what is possible with open surgery or laparoscopic surgery.

Your doctor controls the system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Though it is often called a robot, the system cannot act on its own. Instead, the surgery is performed entirely by your doctor. The system's tiny instruments have an even greater range of motion than the human hand. 

The Benefits
This technology allows your doctor to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. For patients, da Vinci surgery offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker return to normal activities

As with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgical outcomes can vary by patient and procedure.