Robotic Surgical Procedures

Advanced Surgical Services for a Faster Recovery

Just because you’re undergoing surgery, doesn’t mean you’ll have an invasive operation and long recovery time. Advancements in surgery technology, such as robotic-assisted surgery, mean in some cases you can even head home the very same day. With robotic surgery at Des Peres Hospital, potential benefits include less pain during recovery and a shortened recovery time after surgery.

About da Vinci® Surgery

By using a da Vinci robot, your surgeon is able to perform surgeries with precision and control not possible with bare hands.

The surgery uses a small camera and instruments inserted through small incisions. While looking at a 3-D image of the surgical site, your surgeon controls the system with his or her movements translated as precise micro-movements. Unlike laparoscopic surgery, your doctor has a better view and can remain in a more comfortable position, which means more natural movements, leading to an improved experience for you.

Safety mechanisms ensure that the robot only moves under control of the surgeon: if the surgeon looks away from the console, the robot locks in place.

Benefits of da Vinci Surgery

The benefits of using da Vinci Surgery for you may include:

  • Significantly less postoperative pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Better clinical outcomes

When da Vinci Is Used

We can use da Vinci system for minimally invasive surgeries, including:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Kidney surgery
  • Prostate surgery

Learn More

If you'd like more information or have questions about da Vinci surgery, talk with your doctor or call us at 1 (855) 290-9355. You can also visit the da Vinci website to learn more and view patient testimonials.

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