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. State-of-the-art robotic and computer technology transform the surgeon’s hand and arm movements into small, precise movements. The robotic “wrists” can rotate a full 360 degrees, giving the surgeon exceptional accuracy, flexibility and range of motion.
Patient benefits may include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
Not just one, but two
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center has two da Vinci Surgical Systems allowing our certified surgeons to have more time performing robotics procedures. Recently, we were the first hospital in the state of Virginia to purchase the da Vinci XI Surgical System, which resulted from increased surgical demand for the older da Vinci SI System. Having both of these systems allows us flexibility in scheduling patients for robotic procedures and provides patients with the most advanced technology available.
Services & Specialties
The da Vinci® Surgical System is used by physicians across a variety of service lines. One reason surgeons use da Vinci is because it may provide improved outcomes. For example, one outcome is reducing the number of complications associated with hysterectomy for benign conditions. A review of published studies suggests patients who had this procedure with da Vinci may experience fewer complications compared to patients who had open and laparoscopic surgery.
The gynecology specialty covers conditions of the internal female reproductive system, which includes the uterus (womb), ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina. When your reproductive system develops a problem, it can affect many aspects of your health and quality of life. Gynecologic conditions such as severe pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, abnormal bleeding, pelvic organ prolapse, and cancer are common and may require medical care. When lifestyle changes, medicine, and other options do not ease your symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery.
The general surgery specialty covers vital organs that make it possible for you to convert food into energy and nutrients to fuel your body. The organs of your digestive tract include your stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and intestines. When conditions affecting your digestive tract lower your quality of life, and if lifestyle changes, medicines, and other options don’t improve your symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery.
There are a number of noncancerous colorectal conditions that can cause pain and discomfort. These include, but are not limited to, inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, blockages and ruptures, infected pockets (diverticulitis) and abscesses, and others that can take a toll of your quality of life and may require medical care. In the case of cancer or when lifestyle changes, medicine, and other options do not ease symptoms of noncancerous conditions, your doctor may suggest surgery.
The urology specialty covers conditions of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive system. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, bladder, and associated connective tissues and muscles. The male reproductive system encompasses the prostate gland, penis, testicles, and associated connective structures. Conditions that cause problems of these systems include, but are not limited to, enlarged prostate, benign tumors, and cancer and may require medical attention. In the case of cancer or when lifestyle changes, medicine, and other options do not ease symptoms of other conditions, your doctor may suggest surgery.
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