More physicians are using robots to assist during surgery because of their unique advantages. Benefits include unmatched precision and greater safety, as well as providing patients with the many advantages of minimally invasive robotic surgery.
The daVinci® Robotic Surgical System is now widely used to help perform surgical procedures in urologic surgery, gynecologic surgery, general surgery and other medical specialties. da Vinci surgery offers a minimally invasive alternative option to traditional and advanced laparoscopic surgery. We are proud to offer robotic surgery in San Jose for our patients.
Traditional open surgery often requires a large incision, and there is a greater risk of damage to the surrounding organs and nerves. Patients are likely to experience more pain and a longer recovery period. In contrast, the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is a more effective and less invasive technique, ensuring faster recovery with minimal pain and less risk.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System consists of:
- Surgeon’s console.
- Patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms.
- High-performance vision system (3D camera).
- Miniaturized EndoWrist surgical instruments.
While performing the surgical procedure, your surgeon will be seated at the da Vinci console and is able to view a magnified, high resolution 3D image of the operating field. To access the surgical site, the surgeon introduces small EndoWrist instruments through a few tiny incisions. These instruments help your surgeon perform the procedure with precision and control. The surgeon uses master controls that function like forceps. In turn, the da Vinci responds by immediately translating the surgeon’s directions into precise movements of the instruments.
Other advantages offered by the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System over traditional open surgery include lower risk of infection, fewer complications, less scarring, less blood loss, and a shorter hospital stay.
Robotic Surgery FAQs
What Are the Benefits of Robotic Surgery to a Patient?
Robotic surgery offers several benefits over traditional surgery including:
- Minimal trauma to surrounding tissues
- Less pain and bleeding
- Faster recovery with minimal post-surgical complications
- Short hospital stay
What Are the Advantages of da Vinci Robotic Surgery Over Traditional Laparoscopic Surgery?
With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a 10x magnified, 3D high definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
The minimally invasive da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotic technologies. It is beneficial for routine and complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of the tiny instruments inside your body.
Are There Contraindications to Robotic Surgery?
A contraindication is a specific situation in which a drug, procedure, or surgery should not be used because it may be harmful to the person. There are two types of contraindications: Relative contraindication means that caution should be used when two drugs or procedures are used together.
Not every patient is an appropriate candidate for a minimally invasive procedure. Our robotic surgery in San Jose is not recommended for patients with bleeding disorders, or those who are pregnant.
Discuss with your doctor all treatment options suitable for you, as well as the benefits and risks.
Are My Medical Records Kept Private & Confidential?
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff is bound by strict confidentiality requirements regarding your medical records as a condition of employment. We will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is considered safe and effective for most people, but may not be appropriate for everyone. It is not indicated for patients with bleeding disorders or who are pregnant or have adhesions from previous abdominal surgery. Always discuss with your doctor all treatment options suitable for you, including the benefits and risks.