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. DaVinci® surgery offers a minimally invasive alternative option to traditional and advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Benefits of robotic surgery
Robotic surgery offers many benefits over traditional surgery including:
- Minimal trauma to surrounding tissues
- Less pain and bleeding
- Faster recovery with minimal post-surgical complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less scarring
- Lower risk of infection
- Fewer complications
Advantages of robotic surgery
When utilizing the daVinci® Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions, using a 3D high definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, daVinci® allows surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
You surgeon is 100 percent in control of the daVinci® system. The system translates the surgeons hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of the tiny instruments inside your body.
Robotic gynecologic surgery
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, surgeons at Good Samaritan Hospital perform robot-assisted surgery with the daVinci® Surgical System. This can be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. We currently perform the following robotic gynecologic procedures:
- Ovarian cystectomy
Robotic urology surgery
With urologic procedures, most men worry, “Will my body function normally afterwards?” For delicate surgery such as prostatectomy, Good Samaritan’s surgeons often find the daVinci® Surgical System to be ideal. With the robot’s precision, the surgeon can avoid surrounding tissues and nerves, including those affecting urinary control and sexual function.
CyberKnife® is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the head, spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. Good Sam’s CyberKnife® center offers non-surgical outpatient treatment options that are pain-free with reduced treatment time and immediate return to normal activity.
The CyberKnife system uses image guidance software to track and continually adjust treatment for any patient or tumor movement. While some other radiosurgery systems can treat tumors only in the head, the CyberKnife system has almost unlimited reach throughout the body. With pin-point accuracy, the system targets delivery of radiation to the tumor alone, sparing the surrounding healthy tissue.