Da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Marshall Medical Center is pleased to offer the most advanced minimally
invasive surgery using the da Vinci robotic system, a robot-assisted method
of surgery that reduces blood loss, recovery time and pain. With this
technology, we can offer our patients safe, minimally invasive options
Robot-assisted surgery is especially useful in urological, gynecological,
and general surgery procedures, in some cases taking the place of laparoscopic
procedures. Until recently, it was only available only at large, multi-hospital
systems, but we are proud to now offer it at Marshall. Many international
clinical trials over the years have proven the system safe and beneficial
for many surgeries.
How it Works
The da Vinci surgical system requires intense and lengthy training for
surgeons, and involves hours of practice using a simulator. In da Vinci
surgery, the surgeon sits at a console that controls the robot, which
is positioned above the patient. Real time, magnified 3D views of the
surgical area enhance the views surgeons can see. The robot itself is
equipped with incredibly precise instruments that can rotate better than
a human hand and wrist.
Current Robot-Assisted Surgeries at Marshall
Marshall is currently utilizing the da Vinci for many benign gynecological
conditions as well as urological and general surgery needs, including
a remarkable single-site gall bladder removal procedure. The surgeons
currently using this technology at Marshall are:
The da Vinci robotic surgery team at Marshall have all been specially trained
in providing a safe, minimally invasive experience.
If you’re facing surgery, talk to your physician about the availability
and appropriateness of da Vinci surgery for your condition.