The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci system has been used for a variety of minimally invasive procedures, including treatment for gynecologic and prostate conditions.
Why use da Vinci?
It enables surgeons to perform complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions, and has become an appropriate, less invasive option for complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures.
How does da Vinci work?
Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci system operate with great precision and control.
What types of gynecologic conditions can be treated using da Vinci?
Gynecologic conditions include cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, menorrhagia and excessive bleeding.
What types of prostate conditions can be treated using da Vinci?
Prostate conditions that can be treated include prostate cancer, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, bladder and kidney cancer, and vesicoureteral reflux.
What are the benefits of da Vinci?
The systems minimizes the pain and risk associated with large incisions. It also increases the likelihood of a fast recovery and has excellent clinical outcomes.
For more information about the da Vinci robot, visit the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery website.