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- da Vinci® Robot-Assisted Surgery
Performing the most complex and delicate procedures with unmatched precision.
At Middlesex Health, we are proud to offer one of the most robust da Vinci® surgical programs in the Northeast. While many healthcare centers provide only prostate and gynecologic robotic surgery, our expert surgeons also perform robotic thoracic (lung), gallbladder, and weight loss surgeries. They have also pioneered a revolutionary new procedure to cure sleep apnea.
Our da Vinci® Robot-Assisted Surgical Specialties
Frequently Asked Questions
The da Vinci® SI Robot is a complex robotic instrument combined with a high-performance camera vision system. Your surgeon sits at a console to direct the movement of the robotic arms while using the powerful, high-definition camera to clearly visualize the surgical field.
Even though it is called a “robot” the da Vinci® Surgical System cannot act on its own. Your surgery is entirely performed by your physician. The robot simply translates the movements of the surgeon's hands into smaller, more precise movements by the robotic arms.
da Vinci® Robot-Assisted surgery is ideal for:
- minimally-invasive cancer surgeries
- gynecologic cancers
- prostate cancer
- lung cancer
- surgical treatment of morbid obesity
- surgical treatment of sleep apnea
- surgical removal of the gallbladder to treat cholecystitis (inflamed gallbladder)
- surgical treatment of hiatal hernia
Compared with traditional surgical methods, da Vinci® patients experience numerous benefits, including:
- less pain
- less blood loss
- less scarring
- shorter recovery time
- less time away from day-to-day life
da Vinci® Robot-Assisted surgery provides your surgeon with an alternative to:
- traditional open surgery
- conventional laparoscopy
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