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The da Vinci® surgical system

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Thanks to the latest evolution in surgical and robotics technologies, there is an effective alternative to traditional open surgery and laparoscopy that allows physicians at Methodist Health System to provide you the best of both approaches.

Robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System allows surgeons to operate using only 1 – 2 centimeter incisions, but with greater precision and control than ever before, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

Potential benefits of robotic-assisted surgery

For most patients, robotic-assisted surgery has numerous potential benefits over traditional surgery, including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster return to normal activities

The da Vinci® Surgical System can be used in a wide variety of surgical procedures, including:

  • Bariatrics (weight loss surgery)
  • Cardiovascular
  • Colorectal
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic
  • Endometreosis
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy for uterine fibroids
  • Oophorectomy (ovary removal)
  • Sacrocolpopexy for vaginal vault prolapse
  • Head and Neck
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Thoracic
  • Urologic
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