At St.Vincent our expertly trained, board certified physicians are using an innovative robotic technology called the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform many surgical procedures. This cutting-edge alternative to traditional surgery is designed to provide patients with a minimally invasive surgical option and surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and magnified views.
Although the da Vinci® Surgical System is often referred to as "robotic surgery," da Vinci® cannot act on its own. Rather, the surgery is performed entirely by your doctor, who is controlling the da Vinci® system, which translates his or her hand into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
With help from da Vinci® technology, your doctor is able to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings/incisions, as compared to larger incisions required for traditional surgeries. As a result, you are likely to experience less pain and risk of infection, faster recovery time, and excellent clinical outcomes.*
*While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. All surgeries involve the risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual; it may not be applicable to your condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine whether da Vinci® Surgery is appropriate for your situation.