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da Vinci® Surgical Services

da Vinci® Surgical System

The da Vinci® Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology. The system allows your surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site. The magnified, three-dimensional view the surgeon experiences enables him to perform precise surgery in complex procedures through small surgical incisions.

da Vinci Surgical SystemThe da Vinci system enhances surgical capabilities by enabling the performance of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The system cannot be programmed nor can it make decisions on its own. The da Vinci system requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your da Vinci surgeon.

The da Vinci Surgical System has been successfully used in thousands of procedures worldwide, including prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, nephrectomy, thyroidectomy, colorectal surgery, endometriosis resection, gastric bypass and mitral valve repair. For more information, please visit www.davincisurgery.com.

The da Vinci Surgical System is available at Community Hospitals NorthSouth and Anderson.

da Vinci colorectal surgery

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat a colorectal condition, you may be a candidate for minimally-invasive da Vinci colorectal surgery. da Vinci Surgery is used to treat such colorectal conditions as: colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease).

da Vinci endometriosis resection

Endometrial resection is a new procedure used to treat pelvic endometriosis. During the surgery, the da Vinci robot facilitates removal of multiple endometriomas through the articulation of a special laser fiber using a robotically-assisted arm. Removal of multiple endometriomas in one procedure is difficult to accomplish with laparoscopy (and could result in the need to perform a laparotomy). Find a da Vinci surgeon >>

da Vinci® Hysterectomy

If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Hysterectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of uterine conditions. da Vinci Hysterectomy is performed using the da Vinci Surgical System, which enables surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control – using only a few small incisions.

da Vinci® Myomectomy

While hysterectomy is a proven way to resolve fibroids, it may not be the best surgical treatment for every woman. If, for example, you hope to later become pregnant, you may want to consider alternatives to hysterectomy like myomectomy. Myomectomy is a uterine-preserving procedure performed to remove uterine fibroids. A new category of minimally invasive myomectomy, da Vinci Myomectomy, combines the best of open and laparoscopic surgery.

da Vinci® Nephrectomy

If your doctor recommends surgery for a kidney disorder or kidney cancer, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Nephrectomy, a minimally-invasive approach to removal of all or part of the kidney.

da Vinci® Prostatectomy

If your urologist recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, less invasive approach to surgery called da Vinci Prostatectomy. This approach to prostatectomy provides access to the internal anatomy through five small incisions. The surgeon is empowered to perform a very precise, nerve-sparing operation with the da Vinci Surgical System. For the patient, da Vinci Prostatectomy may result in more complete eradication of cancer, retention of bladder control and potency.

da Vinci® Thyroidectomy

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat thyroid cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, less invasive approach to surgery called da Vinci Thyroidectomy. This approach to thyroidectomy provides access to the internal anatomy through two small incisions. Using this technology, the disfiguring and traumatic aspects of traditional open surgery are avoided.

Prostate cancer and treatment

Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer found in males in the United States. Sixteen percent of American men will be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime. For a large majority of these men, treatment for prostate cancer results in positive outcomes and a return to good health. With greater awareness of the high incidence of the disease, it is now being found earlier and mortality rates are declining. This fact, coupled with new medical treatment options, provides new promise for victims of prostate cancer. The vast majority of these patients will go on to live active and productive lives after treatment. Your urologist will explain the range of options available to you to treat the disease. Learn more about prostate cancer and treatment >>

Uterine conditions and treatment

When a woman faces a medical condition that affects her uterus, the hollow, muscular organ that holds and feeds a fertilized egg, the emotional impact can often be as challenging as the physical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine cancers such as endometrial cancer, uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, excessive bleeding and endometriosis. Learn more about uterine conditions and treatment >>

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