When medication, lifestyle changes and other non-surgical treatments cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is the accepted treatment for a broad range of conditions. Surgery can be a scary proposition for a patient, no matter how routine the procedure. If surgery is recommended, you want to learn as much as you can about your surgical options and find the physician and hospital that are right for you.
While surgery is generally the most effective treatment option for a range of abdominal and other conditions, traditional open surgery has its drawbacks – pain, trauma, long recovery time, significant scarring, and risk of infection.
Fortunately, less invasive options are available to many patients facing surgery. The most common of these is laparoscopic surgery, in which smaller incisions are used. Until now we haven't been able to use minimally invasive technology for more complex operations.
A New Category in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Thanks to the latest evolution in surgical technology, physicians now have an effective alternative to traditional open surgery and laparoscopy that allows them to provide patients with the best of both approaches. With the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons can now operate using only 1-2 cm incisions, but with greater precision and control than ever before. Robotic surgery can help surgeons minimize the pain and risk associated with surgery while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
Changing the Experience of Surgery
The da Vinci Surgical System has multiple benefits to patients including optimally desired outcomes.
- Reduced blood loss
- Less risk of infection
- Reduced length of stay for post–procedure care
- Reduced surgical site
- Less scarring
- Less post-procedure pain
- Less anesthesia
- Effective tumor control
- Effective results related to continence
- Effective results related to erectile dysfunction
- Faster and more complete recovery