Grand View Health is the only hospital in Upper Bucks county using state of the art da Vinci® robotic surgery technology.
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.
While both techniques may offer a quicker recovery compared to traditional open surgery, your doctor will recommend the best technique for your procedure.
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.