Surgical technologies have evolved significantly through the past several decades, and a large shift has been made in favor of minimally invasive techniques that pose fewer risks than traditional open surgeries. The da Vinci Robotically Assisted Surgical System is the pinnacle of minimally invasive surgical technologies, and we are proud to feature it across a number of specialized departments at Good Samaritan Hospital. Here is a look at the benefits of this surgical method that have led us to invest in it for our patients.
Less Patient Discomfort
All da Vinci Surgical procedures are performed through laparoscopic incisions that are only big enough for microsurgical tools to pass through. This means that fewer healthy structures need to be disturbed to reach the surgical site. The result is reduced pain during and after the procedure, and this allows for the use of safer methods of anesthesia and post-operative pain control.
Fewer Surgical Risks
The smaller entry site of da Vinci Surgeries not only reduces patient pain, but it also lessens surgical risks such as blood loss and infection. Because there are fewer concerns for complications, patients can spend less time in the hospital after surgery, and this means a lower cost for the surgical procedure.
Predictable Surgical Outcomes
Surgeons are enthusiastic about the da Vinci Surgical System, with many describing it as an extension of their own hands. The surgical tools are operated remotely by a surgeon viewing the procedure in real-time through a high definition camera. No other system allows such an accurate surgical view and precise control that creates the most predictable and consistent surgical outcomes for even the most delicate procedures.
If you want to explore the state-of-the art technologies featured at Good Samaritan Hospital, you can read about our cardiac, cancer, and women’s care on our website. You can also connect with us through our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (408) 559-2011 or our iTriage Symptom Checker App for smart devices.