Robotic surgery is a major step forward in the advancement of surgical techniques that provide better outcomes and faster recovery. The St. Luke’s surgical department is equipped with the most current version of the da Vinci® surgical robot. And our surgeons are extensively trained and experienced on the system.
The da Vinci® surgical robot enables surgeons, working from a computer console several feet from the patient, to work at a scale smaller than conventional surgery, while gaining a more precise, 3-D look at the surgical site than human vision allows.
With this FDA-approved system, surgeons operate using natural hand-eye coordination while seated at a console. The robot transfers the surgeon’s hand movements to the instrument. In many cases, the surgical robot can accomplish intricate movements and procedures that a surgeon’s hands cannot directly perform.
Less invasive. Faster recovery.
Robotic surgical incisions usually only need to be as wide as a dime. This means fewer stitches, less blood loss, less pain, better outcomes and faster recovery.
General surgery procedures being expertly completed by St. Luke’s robotic surgeons using the da Vinci® surgical robot include:
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Single-incision cholecystectomy
If your physician has recommended surgery, be sure to ask if robotic surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital is right for you.