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General Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive General Robotic Surgery in San Jose

At Good Samaritan Hospital, our surgeons use the da Vinci® robot to perform many general surgical procedures. General surgery using the da Vinci has distinct advantages over open procedures because there is less blood loss and damage to surrounding structures and nerves. The surgeon has superior control as the robot completes delicate maneuvers. Offering robotic surgery in San Jose allows our hospital to continue to provide excellent services to our patients.

The system also gives the surgeon superior visualization with magnified 3D images. As a result, the da Vinci enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Some common robot-assisted procedures we perform at Good Samaritan Hospital include:

  • Para-esophageal hernia repair—often recommended for someone with a large hiatal hernia and symptoms that may include gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Partial colectomy—when certain parts of the colon (lower or transverse colon) must be surgically removed.

The benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • A faster recovery
  • Smaller incisions for minimal scarring

Talk with your doctor about all treatment options, as well as the risks and benefits of each. If surgery is the option you choose, talk with your doctor about whether da Vinci Surgery at our San Jose hospital is right for you.

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