The surgical team at Sacred Heart Medical Center is committed to providing patients safe, minimally invasive surgical options. To that end, we instituted the robotic-assisted surgery program with the da Vinci™ Si Surgical System in 2009.
Expanded Minimally Invasive Options
The da Vinci™ system is a key tool in our effort to expand options for complex minimally invasive surgery. Robotic-assisted surgery, performed through 1-2 centimeter incisions, has been shown to decrease blood loss, risk of infection and post-operative pain. Patients generally have shorter hospital stays and faster return to normal activities.
The da Vinci™ system's wristed instrumentation and superior visualization of tissue planes, blood vessels and total anatomy enable more precise dissection and suturing. The system allows surgeons to take on more challenging cases and extends minimally invasive approaches to patients who otherwise may not be candidates for surgery.
The da Vinci™ quickly emerged as an attractive approach for urological, gynecological and cardiac surgery. Most recently, Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute at Sacred Heart launched the first robotic-assisted thoracic surgery program in the state. Otolaryngologists now use the system to treat some benign and malignant throat masses, and our bariatric surgeons have initiated robotic-assisted surgery to treat obesity.
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