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da Vinci® Surgical System

da Vinci Surgical SystemThe da Vinci® Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology that enhances surgical capabilities. 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 enables the surgeon to perform precise surgery in complex procedures through small surgical incisions. The system cannot be programmed or make decisions on its own. The da Vinci system requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from the surgeon.

Find a surgeon

To find a surgeon at Community who performs procedures with da Vinci, browse this list. To get a referral or make an appointment, call 800-777-7775.


The da Vinci Surgical System is available at Community Hospitals North, EastSouth and Anderson. Community Hospital North now offers the Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Xi System, which is optimized for complex, multi-quadrant surgeries.

Surgical options with da Vinci

The da Vinci Surgical System has been successfully used in thousands of procedures worldwide, including prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, nephrectomy, thyroidectomy, colorectal surgery, endometriosis resection, sacrocolpopexy, cystectomy, gastric bypass, mitral valve repair and more.

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).

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).

Cystectomy is a procedure to remove all or part of the bladder in patients who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer.

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.

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. The minimally-invasive myomectomy, da Vinci Myomectomy, combines the best of open and laparoscopic surgery.

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.

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.

Pelvic prolapse surgery is also known as sacrocolpopexy. During the procedure, mesh is used to hold the affected pelvic organ(s) in their correct natural position. Sacrocolpopexy can also be performed after a hysterectomy and can provide long-term support for the vagina.

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.

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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