What is minimally invasive surgery?
Robotic-assisted surgery is a technological advancement in minimally invasive surgery. Compared to an invasive surgery which is open, a minimally invasive surgery is an operation with small incisions. Small tools are placed inside the body via the small incisions. A small camera is used by the surgical team to view the surgical site on a monitor. Minimally invasive surgery is also called laparoscopic.
Both robotic and laparoscopic procedures are available at Grand View Health.
Advantages to minimally invasive surgery:
While both techniques may offer a quicker recovery compared to traditional open surgery, your doctor will recommend the best technique for your procedure.
What is da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery?
Grand View Health offers robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci®XI™ system from Intuitiv.
The da Vinci® Surgical System was first introduced in 1999 as a robotic tool that enables surgeons to perform complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.
The da Vinci instruments have small mechanical wrists that bend and rotate, imitating the movements of the human wrist. Surgeons have a better view of the surgical site and greater ability to access hard to reach places.
What are the benefits of da Vinci robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery can be performed for the following types of cases: