da Vinci® General Surgery Procedures
If medicine or lifestyle changes do not ease your symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery. Traditional open surgery allows surgeons to see and touch your organs. It requires doctors to make a large incision in your abdomen - large enough to fit his/her hands and instruments inside your body.
With minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy), surgeons operate through a few small incisions with long-handled instruments. A tiny camera and video monitor guide surgeons as they operate.
da Vinci Surgery
Using the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons operate through a few small incisions - similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System provides your surgeon with a 3D HD view inside your body. da Vinci has special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.
State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies for both simple and complex procedures. Your doctor controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
da Vinci General Surgery procedures include:
- da Vinci Bariatric Surgery
- da Vinci Heller Myotomy (Achalasia) Surgery
- da Vinci Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder) Surgery
- da Vinci Hernia Repair
The da Vinci System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 2 million patients worldwide. da Vinci - changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.
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Important Safety Information
Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to http://www.daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for Important Safety Information.
When Is Single-Site Technology Used and What Are the Risks?
da Vinci Surgery with Single-Site® Instruments is cleared for use in gallbladder removal, and for hysterectomy and ovary removal for benign conditions. Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci Surgery, including da Vinci Surgery with Single-Site Instruments. There may be an increased risk of incision-site hernia with single-incision surgery, including Single-Site surgery with the da Vinci System.
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If you have questions about the da Vinci® Surgical System or about surgical procedures conducted with the da Vinci Surgical System, consult a surgeon that has experience with the da Vinci Surgical System. A list of surgeons that have experience with the da Vinci Surgical System can be found in the Surgeon Locator.