Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery (also known as MIS, laparoscopic, or endoscopic surgery) allows physicians to perform many types of surgical procedures through very small incisions.
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain and scarring
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery
By dramatically enhancing visualization, precision, control and dexterity, the da Vinci® System overcomes the limitations of traditional laparoscopic technology, helping physicians to perform complex surgery in a manner never before experienced.
The da Vinci Surgical System consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision system and proprietary EndoWrist® Instruments.
The System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. The da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.
Thelma Salvador, RN, BS, CNOR
Clinical Coordinator GYN, Urology, Oncology and Robotic Surgery
- Rose Dunn, RN
- Pricilla Hoyt, RN
- Dani Shaqareq, RN
- Brian Anken, RN
- Amanda Goff, RN
- Miriam Cespedes, ST
- Krystal Stephens, ST
- Ceira Garnett, ST
- Becky Patterson, ST
As members of the Robotics Team surgeons and support staff have attended special training sessions. These sessions highlight key da Vinci System features, System preparation and management, and includes a hands-on practicum for both surgeons and nurses.
Colorectal surgery is performed on the colon, rectum, or both. Colorectal surgery is performed for cancer as well as a range of non-cancerous (benign) conditions. da Vinci Surgery® is used to treat the following colorectal conditions; colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease).
General surgery is performed for a range of conditions affecting your gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including cancer. The da Vinci® Surgical System provides patients with a minimally invasive treatment option for a range of gastrointestinal conditions, including:
- Stomach Cancer
- Weight Loss Surgery
- Gallbladder Disease & Stones*
- Pancreatic Disease (cancer & pancreatitis)
- Achalasia (swallowing disorder)
*Now performing Single Site Gallbladder Surgery. Single Site Surgery removes the gallbladder through one tiny incision in the belly button, making the procedure virtually scarless.
Gynecologic surgery is performed on the female reproductive organs. It is performed for cancer as well as a range of non-cancerous (benign) gynecologic conditions. da Vinci Surgery® is available for treating a variety of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia (excessive bleeding).
Thoracic (Chest) Surgery
Thoracic surgery is performed on organs and tissues in the chest cavity, such as the lungs or esophagus. When medication or other treatments are not effective, surgery is often recommended to treat a range of conditions such as lung cancer and diseases of the esophagus.
Urologic surgery is performed on the male and female urinary tract organs and male reproductive organs. Urologic surgery is performed for cancer as well as a range of non-cancerous (benign) urologic conditions. da Vinci Surgery® is the recommended treatment for many conditions that affect the male reproductive organs and urinary tract organs. These conditions include, among other things, prostate cancer, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, bladder and kidney cancer and vesicoureteral reflux.