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da Vinci robotic surgery at Mercy Hospital


Benefits for patients

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery

How it works

Today robotic surgery is dramatically reducing risks and improving the outcomes for surgical patients. Ask your doctor if robotic surgery might be an option for you.

During robotic surgery, the surgeon sits at a console a few feet from the patient and another member of the surgical staff stands at the operating table with four jointed robotic arms overhead. The surgeon makes several small incisions, and inserts a tiny camera and miniature surgical instruments through the openings.

The camera provides a detailed view on a color monitor, while the robotic arms work with great precision at the surgeon's command. The surgeon controls every delicate movement of the micro-instruments at all times.

Using this advanced technology, surgeons can now handle a wider range of cases, and carry out even the most complex procedures with improved accuracy and very little damage to surrounding tissue.