da Vinci Surgical Services
From smaller incision to faster recovery times, the da Vinci Surgical System is changing the surgical experience.
Surgeons at St. Joseph Medical Center are providing their patients with the least invasive surgical treatments available through the use of the da Vinci® Surgical System.
Imagine major surgery performed through the smallest of incisions.
Imagine having the benefits of a definitive treatment but with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay, faster return to normal daily activities – as well as the potential for better clinical outcomes.
With the da Vinci Surgical System, our surgeons are re-writing accepted standards for surgical care. The da Vinci robot is changing the experience of surgery.
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides patients and surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. By putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform, the da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
For the patient, benefits may include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
Ask your physician about the advantages of using the da Vinci Surgical System when you require surgery.
The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. This enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
The da Vinci provides surgeons and patients with what may be the most effective, least invasive treatment alternative for even the most complex cardiothoracic procedures such as mitral valve repair. The da Vinci Mitral Valve Repair is an alternative to conventional open heart surgery the traditional way to treat mitral valve disease. Using the da Vinci, surgeons can operate with unparalled precision and control through a few small incisions.
When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. Many women choose the da Vinci for conditions such as cervical and uterine cancers, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia (excessive bleeding).
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny 1-2 centimeter incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci system can operate with greater precision and control. Pain is minimized and a faster recovery is possible.
The da Vinci is ideal for delicate urologic surgery, including prostatectomy, or the removal of the prostate. This surgical technique is the number one choice for treatment of localized prostate cancer in the United States.
Surgery can be an option for a broad range of conditions that affect the male reproductive organs and organs of the urinary tract. These conditions include prostate cancer, ureteropelvic junction obstructions, bladder and kidney cancers, and vesicoureteral reflux.
When exploring the options for surgery, be sure to ask about the Blood Conservation and Management Program.