da Vinci Robotic Surgery

daVinci Si Surgical Systemda Vinci® ... Changing Your Surgery Experience

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.The da Vinci® Si™ 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 with unmatched precision through very small incisions.

For the patient, benefits may include:

· Significantly less pain
· Less blood loss
· Less scarring
· Shorter recovery time 
· A faster return to normal daily activities

What is the da Vinci Si Surgical System?

The da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System is a technologically advanced robotic surgery system which allows skilled surgeons the ability to perform intricate surgeries that provide patients the best possible surgical outcomes and fastest recovery times.  This is achieved because, with the da Vinci, surgeons can make smaller incisions and see magnified real-time imagery of the surgery site in high-definition detail.

Surgeons perform the surgeries by sitting at a computer console, viewing magnified, high definition imagery of the surgery site and using hand controls to manipulate the da Vinci's robotic arms to make precise surgical maneuvers.  The surgeon maintains full control of every precise surgical movement.

The da Vinci® Si™ has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many of which translate into patient benefits.

These features include:

· Enhanced 3-D, high-definition images with up to 10x magnification
· Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
· Surgical precision far greater than even the human hand
· One million automated safety checks per second

Patient Benefits and Information

Together, these technological advancements provide surgeons at Venice Regional Medical Center with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures and the best surgery experience for patients.

Benefits for the patient include:

· Smaller incisions – provide faster healing and little to no scarring
· Shortened hospital stay or even outpatient surgery
· Minimal blood loss – less chance a blood transfusion will be needed during surgery
· Less post-surgical pain – minimizes the length of time or need for pain medication
· Faster healing time – you will be back to your normal routine faster

The da Vinci's advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.  This addition compliments Venice Regional Medical Center's goal to stay on the cutting edge of technological advancements in an effort to provide the least-invasive, highest quality medical care to patients.  The da Vinci® Si™ provides Venice Regional the ability to extend minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients.  It can be used for a multitude of procedures, including, but not limited to:

· Gallbladder removal
· Appendectomy
· Hernia repair
· Colon resection
· Cystectomy
· Prostatectomy
 Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)
· Lobectomy
· Oophoroectomy
(ovary removal)

The following Venice Regional Medical Center Physicians are currently performing operations with the da Vinci system:

· Dr. Mateo Dayo, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon
· Dr. Matt Ercolani, Urologist
· Dr. Issam Halaby, General & Vascular Surgeon
· Dr. Thomas Ruane, Urologist
· Dr. Bryan Smith, General & Vascular Surgeon
· Dr. Christopher Willkomm, General Surgeon
· Dr. Michael Wolpmann, Gynecologist

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, speak to your surgeon to see if the da Vinci® Si™ is right for you.