In 2000, the FDA cleared the first robotic system in the US for general laparoscopic surgery. Now, there are over 1,700 Da Vinci Systems installed in hospitals worldwide. The Da Vinci System can now perform a variety of specialty procedures, including cardiac, urologic, gynecologic, pediatric, and general surgery. Robotic surgery helps perform minimally-invasive operations involving delicate and complex procedures. Eighty-six percent of urology programs in the US now have Da Vinci Systems. More men are choosing robotic surgery for prostate treatment, and more women choose it for a minimally-invasive hysterectomy. To find out more about Da Vinci robotic surgery in Jacksonville, contact New Life Surgical Associates in Jacksonville.
The Da Vinci System allows surgeons to perform complex, but minimally-invasive surgical procedures as an alternative to open surgery. The ergonomically designed platform gives surgeons the option of executing 1 to 2 cm incisions for the surgery, instead of a long incision needed for open surgery.
A high-performance 3D HD vision system and patented EndoWrist Instruments expand the surgeon’s capabilities with precision, dexterity, and control during surgery. The patient cart includes the interactive robotic arms. Da Vinci Systems allow doctors to operate from a console with eyes and hands in line with the instruments; traditional laparoscopy requires a patient-side assistant to position the camera correctly, and all the while, the doctor has to look up at a video monitor to see the video of the target anatomy.
The Da Vinci Systems are known for decreasing risks of open surgery, like pain, infection, and the need for follow-up surgeries. Robotic surgery also has a lower rate of switching to open surgery than traditional laparoscopy. New Life Surgical Associates in Jacksonville is proud to offer this less invasive option for hernia repair, bariatric surgery, and gallbladder surgery.
When considering any surgery, it’s important to talk to a doctor. For clarity and peace of mind, schedule an appointment to learn more about our Da Vinci robotic surgery procedures at New Life Surgical Associates in Jacksonville. Contact us today to book your consultation!