A team of highly-skilled surgeons at Prevea Health utilizes the da Vinci Surgical System to provide patients the highest quality of care. Advanced, robotic surgery systems have been in use at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital since 2007 and at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital since 2018.
The robotics program at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital has quickly grown to be one of the busiest centers in the state and region.
The da Vinci Surgical System offers a three-dimensional, high-definition (3D-HD) vision system, special instruments and computer software that allows surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The 3D-HD image is highly magnified, offering surgeons a close-up view of the surgical site. The da Vinci instruments have mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movement of the human wrist.
Robotic-assisted surgery supports a less-invasive technique than traditional surgery. Procedures are always performed entirely by a surgeon. After a surgical site is accessed through tiny incisions, the system translates the surgeon’s hand movement into smaller, more precise actions of the tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.
Robotic-assisted surgery may be an option for patients having colorectal, general, bariatric, thoracic, gynecologic, or urologic related surgery.
Patients benefit in the following ways:
- Surgery is minimally-invasive, with reduced scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery
- Less pain medication is required