Robotic Surgery at St. Vincent's
St. Vincent's minimally invasive da Vinci Robotic surgery.
BENEFITS & OUTCOMES: Why choose St. Vincent’s?
If you or a loved one have been recommended for, or are contemplating surgery for a condition that can not be addressed through medication or lifestyle changes, we invite you to learn more about St. Vincent's minimally invasive advanced robotic surgical options enabled by da Vinci and get to know our team of dedicated robotic specialists.
Among them is St. Vincent's chairman of surgery, Douglas A. Ross who leads our team of highly skilled and dedicated robotic surgeons.
"The smallness of the robot's arms is the key to its effectiveness," says Dr. Doug Ross, MD, FACS. "da Vinci can actually work inside the body in areas very difficult for surgeons to get to and work in," he said. "This permits much more delicate and finessed moves to be made than could normally be done, even with laparoscopic instrumentation. The result is a safer environment for the patient."
Patients who choose a da Vinci robot-assisted surgical intervention experience the following benefits:
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less pain, blood-loss and scarring
- Quicker return to activities of daily living
- Fewer infections and other post-surgery complications.
"These are the kind of patient-friendly results we like, so we're very excited about our High-Definition 3-D da Vinci Robot, and the phenomenal minimally invasive skills our physicians have developed," says Dr. Ross.
To learn more, please contact us for a consult where we can discuss your medical history, explain St. Vincent's surgical options and guide you through the process.
About da Vinci Surgery
The da Vinci Surgical System is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. 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. Though it is often called a "robot," da Vinci cannot act on its own: Instead, the surgery is performed entirely by your doctor.
Together, da Vinci technology allows your doctor to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. As a result, you may be able to get back to life faster without the usual recovery following major surgery. The da Vinci System has been used successfully worldwide in hundreds of thousands of procedures to date.