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Da Vinci Surgery

Minimally invasive surgical technology at Touro

Da Vinci SP – Robotic-assisted Surgery

No one looks forward to surgery, but it may sometimes provide you with the best option for care. Touro surgical technology now offers Da Vinci SP, which is robotic assisted, minimally invasive surgery that extends the capabilities of a surgeon’s eyes and hands. The Da Vinci SP delivers 3D high-definition views, giving your surgeon a crystal-clear view of the surgical area that is magnified 10 times what the human eye can see.

The world-class performance of the Da Vinci SP was developed for hospitals like Touro that are committed to increasing the scale and efficiency of minimally invasive surgery and post-surgical outcomes. Integrating robotics technology with advanced software, Da Vinci delivers precision, vision, and control. Contrary to what the term “robotic” might imply, robots don’t perform surgery with Da Vinci. Instead, Touro skilled surgeons operate the system using a console that controls instruments while viewing your anatomy in high-definition 3D.

Da Vinci Benefits

The Da Vinci SP provides an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. Your surgeon is always 100 percent in control of the Da Vinci system. Compared to traditional open surgeries, the benefits can include:

  • Shorter recovery time.
  • Less pain.
  • Less cuts and blood loss.
  • Less scarring.
  • Faster return to normal daily activities
  • Better clinical outcomes.

Da Vinci Procedures

Uniquely designed for a single incision, DaVinci SP empowers procedures with a range of complexity. Combining robotics and a laparoscopic approach, under general anesthesia, a small incision is made in the surgical area so that the instruments and a lighted tube with a camera can be inserted and guided to the area of repair or removal. Using tiny instruments that move like a human hand but with a far greater range of motion, the system’s built-in tremor filtration technology helps your surgeon move each instrument with precision. Areas of the body where Touro surgeons can use the Da Vinci surgical system are gynecological, digestive, thoracic, and urological procedures such as:

  • Simple or Total Hysterectomies
  • Pelvic Prolapse
  • Prostatectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Lung Biopsy and Surgery
  • Gallbladders Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • GERD Repair
  • Pancreatectomy

Da Vinci Recovery

How long you’ll be in the hospital depends on the type of surgery you have and your healthcare providers’ recommendations. Studies have shown that if you have a Da Vinci surgery, you’re likely to have a shorter hospital stay and may go home on the same day. Because it’s minimally invasive, it has a lower complication rate and generally offers a shorter post-operative recovery and hospital stay.