Robotic Surgery in San Jose
More physicians are using robots to assist during surgery because of their
unique advantages. Benefits include unmatched precision and greater safety,
as well as providing patients with the many advantages of minimally invasive
The daVinci® Robotic Surgical System is now widely used to help perform
surgical procedures in urologic surgery, gynecologic surgery, general
surgery and other medical specialties. da Vinci surgery offers a minimally
invasive alternative option to traditional open and advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Traditional open surgery often requires a large incision, and there is
a greater risk of damage to the surrounding organs and nerves. Patients
are likely to experience more pain and a longer recovery period. In contrast,
the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is a more effective and less invasive
technique, ensuring faster recovery with minimal pain and less risk.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System consists of:
- Surgeon’s console.
- Patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms.
- High-performance vision system (3D camera).
- Miniaturized EndoWrist surgical instruments.
While performing the surgical procedure, your surgeon will be seated at
the da Vinci console and is able to view a magnified, high resolution
3D image of the operating field. To access the surgical site, the surgeon
introduces small EndoWrist instruments through a few tiny incisions. These
instruments help your surgeon perform the procedure with precision and
control. The surgeon uses master controls that function like forceps.
In turn, the da Vinci responds by immediately translating the surgeon’s
directions into precise movements of the instruments.
Other advantages offered by the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System over traditional
open surgery include lower risk of infection, fewer complications, less
scarring, less blood loss, and a shorter hospital stay.
Robotic Surgery FAQs
What are the benefits of robotic surgery to a patient?
Robotic surgery offers several benefits over traditional surgery including:
- Minimal trauma to surrounding tissues
- Less pain and bleeding
- Faster recovery with minimal post-surgical complications
- Short hospital stay
What are the advantages of da Vinci Robotic Surgery over traditional laparoscopic surgery?
With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few
small incisions. The da Vinci System features a 10x magnified, 3D high
definition vision system and tiny 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.
The minimally invasive da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotic
technologies. It is beneficial for routine and 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 the tiny instruments
inside your body.
Are there contraindications to robotic surgery?
Not every patient is an appropriate candidate for a minimally invasive
procedure. Robotic surgery is not recommended for patients with bleeding
disorders, or those who are pregnant.
Discuss with your doctor all treatment options suitable for you, as well
as the benefits and risks.
Are my medical records kept private and confidential?
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy.
Our staff is bound by strict confidentiality requirements regarding your
medical records as a condition of employment. We will not release the
contents of your medical file without your consent.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is considered safe and effective for
most people, but may not be appropriate for everyone. It is not indicated
for patients with bleeding disorders or who are pregnant or have adhesions
from previous abdominal surgery. Always discuss with your doctor all treatment
options suitable for you, including the benefits and risks.