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
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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