New to St. Joseph Surgical Services is the da Vinci Surgical System. This investment into the surgical programs at St. Joseph brings even more state-of-the-art technology to the 16 operating suites. The da Vinci Surgical System offers an effective, minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy. Through the use of the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons are now able to offer a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures.
While no woman wants to face surgery, today the vast majority of complex gynecologic conditions can be treated effectively without a big incision. Da Vinci Surgery requires only a few tiny incisions, so patients can get back to life faster -- within days rather than the usual weeks required with traditional surgery.
Minimally invasive surgical techniques offer a number of advantages for patients:
Many patients leave the hospital in only one to two days versus thre to five days, and return to work and daily activities much sooner.
There is usually less trauma to the body.
The patient often has less need for pain medication.
MIS procedures typically leave a smaller surgical scar.
The da Vinci Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to enable complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. The da Vinci System allows surgeons to operate with unsurpassed 3DHD visualization, dexterity, surgical precision, control and ergonomic comfort. The result is what potentially may be better surgery, with more patients that are now candidates for a minimally invasive approach.