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da Vinci Surgical System

Gentle, Compassionate Care

da-vinciAs a woman, we know life gets busy and your time is precious. For many of our patients, robot-assisted produced using the da Vinic Surgical System can enable a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery, and fast return to normal daily activities.

For patients, robot-assisted procedures can offer many benefits, including a minimally-invasive option, with less pain, less blood loss, and less need for blood transfusions. Plus, the da Vinci Surgical System can enable a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery, and faster return to normal daily activities.

Some of the most common surgeries performed using the da Vinci are:  

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Menorrhagia (excessive bleeding)

Our obstetrician and gynecologist, Benjamin Wood, DO, uses the da Vinci® Si robot at Spectrum Health Lakeland to treat gynecologic conditions.

Dr. Wood explains, “You can do a lot more with the da Vinci Surgical System than traditional laparoscopic technology. The robot has the advantage of the articulation of the wrist for more fine dissection, unlike traditional laparoscopic surgery which uses straight laparoscopic instruments that don’t rotate.”

Safety Features of the da Vinci Si Surgical System

  • The da Vinci Si performs over one million safety checks per second
  • The system uses visual and audible alerts to keep the surgeon and surgical team aware of its status and functions

Compared to conventional surgery, da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery may provide a number of benefits: 

  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced blood loss and need for blood transfusions
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Single site incision
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Smaller incisions

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