If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that requires surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options. One of the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments is available at St. Francis: da Vinci Robotic Surgery.
The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. This robotic surgical system enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
For the patient, benefits of robotic surgery may include less pain, less blood loss, less scarring, shorter recovery time, a faster return to normal daily activities, and in many cases, better clinical outcomes.
Robotic Procedures at St. Francis
da Vinci Colorectal Surgery
Instead of a large abdominal incision used in open surgery, da Vinci surgeons make just a few small incisions - similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. Learn more >>
da Vinci Gallbladder Surgery
If you have severe gallbladder symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove your gallbladder. This procedure can be performed using open surgery through a large incision or with minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy), including both mulit-port and single-site da Vinci surgery. With single incision traditional laparoscopy and da Vinci Single-Site Surgery, your surgeon operates through one small incision in the navel (belly button).Learn more >>
da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Performed through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, the robotic hysterectomy procedure has a number of benefits. Surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes. Learn more >>
da Vinci Lung Surgery
Another minimally invasive surgical option is da Vinci Surgery. Surgeons make a few small incisions instead of a large chest incision. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your doctor to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision. Learn more >>
da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy
Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. Among your concerns is: Will my body function normally following surgery? Traditional open urologic surgery in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on urological functions.
da Vinci Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. Learn more >>
St. Francis was the first hospital in Greenville to offer the da Vinci Surgical System, and our team of surgeons are the most experienced in Greenville. In fact, our Medical Director Dr. Samuel Sterrett is the first and only fellowship trained robotic urologist in the Upstate.
For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System, visit www.davincisurgery.com .