DA VINCI ROBOTIC SURGERY SYSTEM
What is the da Vinci Surgical System?
The da Vinci Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic, computer and optical technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by your surgeon. The da Vinci Surgical System has a 3D high definition (3D-HD) vision system, special instruments and computer software that allow your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The 3D-HD image is highly magnified, so your surgeon has a close-up view of the area he or she is operating on. The da Vinci instruments have mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist – allowing your surgeon to make small, precise movements inside your body. And, da Vinci software can minimize the effects of a surgeon’s hand tremors on instrument movements.
What is da Vinci Surgery and how can it help me?
da Vinci Surgery is a less invasive technique than what is referred to as “open” surgery. With da Vinci Surgery, the cuts (incisions) made in your body by your surgeon are much smaller than the cut made during open surgery. da Vinci Surgery is therefore considered “minimally invasive surgery.” Studies of da Vinci Surgery have shown the following benefits in comparison to open surgery:
- A shorter hospital stay
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less need for narcotic pain medicine
- A faster recovery
- Smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring
da Vinci Surgery at Crisp Regional Hospital
Crisp Regional Hospital purchased the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System in December 2016. The purchase of the da Vinci allows Crisp Regional to modernize healthcare for our community and foster better healthcare experiences for our patients. Providing the most up to date, modern technology at Crisp Regional allows for people in our community to receive the best healthcare right here at home, keeping consistent with the Crisp Regional motto, “We go farther so you don’t have to.”