The da Vinci Surgical System is changing the way surgery is performed, enabling difficult procedures to be completed with much less trauma to the patient. Here are just some of the reasons why Regional Medical Center has adopted da Vinci Robotic Surgery for various procedures:
Reduced Blood Loss
Historically, surgery has required that a large incision be made in the skin and sometimes bone in order to access the tissue below. This open type of surgery results in a fair amount of blood loss, as healthy areas must be cut away to provide the surgeon with a proper view and reach of the surgical site. Laparoscopic surgery, which uses long instruments and a camera inserted through a number of small incisions, is less invasive than open surgery but cannot be used for complex procedures due to the physical limitations of the instruments. However, da Vinci surgical instruments can bend at a variety of angles, offering unparalleled precision that preserves the integrity of surrounding blood vessels.
Because da Vinci Robotic Surgery is considered minimally-invasive, it is easier to recover from than traditional open surgery. Smaller incisions and less tissue damage means a reduction in the amount of pain that patients experience postoperatively. da Vinci patients also tend to heal more quickly from surgery, resuming their regular activities after fewer days spent in the hospital.
Less Extensive Scarring
Long incisions are often clearly visible for the rest of a patient’s life, which can be particularly upsetting for patients requiring surgery in the neck, chest, or abdomen. Yet, until the development of da Vinci Robotic Surgery, open incisions were the only possible method of performing such procedures. Now, patients experience only a few small cuts that easily blend in with the skin over time.
At Regional Medical Center of San Jose, our specially-trained surgeons are dedicated to providing cutting-edge care while reducing the burden on the patient. Find out how we use the da Vinci Surgical System by calling (888) 762-8881 today.