Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) allows physicians to perform many kinds of major surgery with a variety of benefits for the patient: less trauma and pain, minimal scarring, faster recovery and shorter hospital stays. Surgeries are performed through small incisions, which replace the large incisions needed for conventional open surgeries.
The da Vinci Surgical System extends the surgeon’s capabilities to provide these significant benefits:
- Enhanced 3D view of the operating area
- Improved dexterity
- Greater surgical precision
- Improved access
- Increased range of motion
By enhancing surgical capabilities, da Vinci Surgery offers a number of potential benefits, including:
- Less pain following the operation
- Less risk of infection
- Less anesthesia
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster and more complete recovery
- Quicker return to normal daily activities
Due to the patient and procedure-specific nature of surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed.
It is important to know that da Vinci Surgery does not place a robot at the controls; your surgeon is controlling every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic platform.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
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