da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System
Laparoscopic surgery techniques have become routine for many types of procedures, with substantial benefits for patients in both outcomes and recovery time. We are proud to offer the world’s most advanced robotic laparoscopic technology, the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
Latest Advances in Robotics
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, located at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, incorporates the latest advances in robotics and computer technology to give surgeons exceptional control of instruments and clear three-dimensional views similar to those obtained in traditional open surgery. The system also improves the hospital experience for patients and shortens recovery time.
The da Vinci system is a robotic platform that expands a surgeon’s capabilities for minimally invasive procedures. Robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate a surgeon's hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments.
The instruments and 3-D cameras are inserted into the patient through small incisions, about the size of a keyhole. A special console gives the surgeon magnified 3-D views of the procedure. Precise, computer-enhanced controls manipulate the tiny surgical instruments in a natural, intuitive manner that mimics the hands of the surgeon.
The benefits of using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System over more traditional surgical methods are many. Patients experience less pain, less blood loss, less risk of infection, shorter hospital stays and a faster recovery period. Benefits to surgeons include greater precision and improved dexterity to enhanced views of the surgical sites and more.
Not all patients are candidates for this type of surgery. Ask your doctor to determine whether the da Vinci system is the right approach for you.