Robotic Surgery


What is the da Vinci robot surgery system?

The da Vinci system uses a robot with tiny surgical tools on arms, as well as microscopic video cameras. The robot is controlled by a surgeon, who uses it to perform much more delicate surgery than would be possible by hand, performing surgeries through small cuts that otherwise could only be done through open surgery.

This leads to faster recovery, less pain and bleeding, low risk if infection, shorter hospital stay and less scarring.

What procedures can the da Vinci system be used for?

Common urologic conditions that may require robotic surgery include bladder cancer, kidney cancer, kidney disorders and prostate cancer.