(da Vinci Surgical System)
Recent advancements in minimally invasive surgical technologies mean that patients now have a wider range of alternatives to conventional "open" surgery than they did just 10 years ago. The da Vinci Surgical System provides patients with new, minimally invasive surgical procedures that offer significant advantages over traditional "open" surgeries. Even complex surgeries can be performed using these robotic-assisted, minimally invasive procedures which utilize hand-wrist motions through small 1–2 cm incisions. Patients may experience the following benefits:
Due to the patient- and procedure-specific nature of surgery, these benfits cannot be guaranteed.
While not limited to these procedures, these are some of the procedures that robotic surgery is currently most commonly being used for. Ask your doctor about the feasibility of using this new technique.