When medication, lifesyle changes and other non-surgical treatments cannot relieve symptoms, surgery may be the suggested treatment for many conditions. If your doctor recommends surgery, learning about all surgical options can help you to make the best decision for your situation.
While all surgeries carry risk, traditional open surgery with a large incision can lead to pain, trauma, long recovery time and risk of infection. Fortunately, less invasive options are available to many patients facing surgery. The most common is convential laparoscopic surgery where small incisions are used to insert long-shafted instruments to help perform the procedure. Laparoscopic surgery is effective for many routine procedures, but has limitations when the procedure, patient’s anatomy or condition is challenging or complex.
The Newest Level of Minimally-Invasive Surgery
With the assistance of the Da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons can operate through tiny incisions of 1-2cm with greater vision, precision and control than ever before. Da Vinci Surgery enables surgeons to minimize the pain and risks associated with traditional surgery while increasing the likelihood of excellent clinical outcomes and a faster recovery.
da Vinci General Surgical Procedures
- Bowel Resection
- Colon Resection
- Esophageal Achalasia
- Gastric Surgery
- Heller Myotomy
- Hernia Repair
- Lysis of Adhesions
- Nissen Fundoplication
- Rectal Surgery