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Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery at Sunrise Hospital

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.

Now available at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, the da Vinci® Surgical System puts the surgeons' eyes and hands inside the patient with robotics through a small incision the size of a dime. The result allows greater physician precision in maneuvering than is available with the human hand for a safer operation and better patient outcomes. The da Vinci® System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

With the da Vinci technology, general laparoscopic surgery (e.g. gall bladder, esophageal reflex, gynecological surgery), thoracoscopic (chest or lung) surgery, laparoscopic radical prostatectomies (prostate removal) and cardiac surgery can now be done through a small incision instead of more invasive procedures that have been the norm. numerous benefits for patients include reduction in postoperative pain, fewer infections, less blood loss, quicker recovery time, shorter hospital stay and enhanced cosmetic results.

The da Vinci vision component provides the same direct eye-hand-instrument alignment that surgeons have in open surgery with a true three-dimensional view of the operating field, including the necessary depth perception for manipulating delicate tissue layers. The surgeon performs procedures seated at a console, while viewing a high resolution, three-dimensional image through a monitor in the top of the console. Beneath the monitor, the surgeon's arms remain in a natural, relaxed position while his thumbs and fingers manipulate instrument handles that can be rotated, tilted, advanced or withdrawn, depending on the requirements of the procedure.

Developed with patient safety in mind, the da Vinci technology replicates the surgeon's movements in real time. It cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own to move in any way or perform any type of surgical maneuver. The instruments can't move until the surgeon peers through the viewing console.