Robotic Surgery in the High Desert
St. Mary Medical Center is home to a da Vinci Surgery System that is capable
of performing various minimally invasive robotic surgeries.
This video contains some graphic medical images.
Using the da Vinci robot, the St. Mary surgeon operates while seated at
a console viewing a 3D image of the surgical field. The surgeon's
fingers grasp the master controls below the display and the system seamlessly
translates the surgeon's hand, wrist and finer movements into precise,
real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient.
A number of procedures performed today using traditional laparoscopic techniques
can now be performed more quickly and easily with the da Vinci Surgical
System. The advanced features and wrist mobility of the robotic arms and
instruments enable surgeons to perform more procedures through one to
two centimeter incisions. Robotic surgery allows for greater precision
during the operation than the human hand can allow.
For most patients, robotic surgery offers numerous potential benefits over
traditional surgery including:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain and scarring
- Less risk of infections
- Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
As with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot be guaranteed because
surgery is both patient and procedure specific.
St. Mary is excited to offer this advanced technology to its patients.
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