If you are faced with having to have surgery you should know your different surgical options and your surgeon will explain the options for you to make an informed choice. At times we are not given a choice given an emergency. But when we do have a choice, know that today, there are several different surgical approaches ranging from traditional approaches to robotic surgery.
Traditional Open Surgery
Requires a larger incision and is highly invasive. Open surgeries may also require a longer hospital stay and lengthy recovery.
Laparoscopic Surgery (laparoscopy)
This is a minimally invasive surgical technique. Your surgeon will make a few small incisions and insert a tiny camera and long-handled instruments to reach inside your abdomen. The camera will then transmit the images onto a video monitor in the operating room to guide your surgeon as they operate. Laparoscopy is effective for routine procedures.
da Vinci Surgery
Da Vinci surgery is another minimally invasive option for patients facing abdominal or gastrointestinal surgery. Instead of a large abdominal incision used in open surgery, da Vinci surgeons make a few small incisions – similar to traditional laparoscopy. However, the da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
da Vinci Surgery Procedures Include:
- Bariatric Surgery
- Heller Myotomy – surgery for patients with achalasia – swallowing disorder
- Cholecystectomy – surgery to remove the gallbladder
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