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Robotic Surgery

Less Invasive Surgery

Offering Single-site Technology as an option for Surgery


North Shore Medical Center's sophisticated da Vinci® HD Robotic Surgical System is designed to offer enhanced precision, control, and access to hard-to-reach areas - allowing for many operations to be performed through just a few tiny incisions. Some operations may be performed with Single-Site technology through one tiny incision in the belly button. This minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy offers some potential benefits that may include:

  • Small incisions or a single incision
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Faster recovery
  • Less scarring

The da Vinci Robotic System has been used worldwide in hundreds of thousands of procedures.

This technology is designed to offer surgeons enhanced precision, flexibility and control and allows them to better see the site, allowing for many operations to be performed through just a few small incisions.
doctor performing a robotic surgery with the da vinci

HOW IT WORKS

Despite its name, the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System isn't controlled by a robot and cannot act on its own. Instead, the surgeon can make small precise movements with their hands allowing miniaturized surgical instruments to do the work remotely, through smaller incisions. The da Vinci® SI'" HD Robotic Surgical System is equipped with 3D HD vision.

Throughout your operation, your surgeon not only controls every aspect of the surgery in real time, but sees it more easily via high-definition, 3D magnified view of the surgical site. The result may offer greater accuracy for complex surgeries, along with less pain and scarring to the body.

IS ROBOTIC SURGERY RIGHT FOR ME?

Only your doctor can determine the best treatment for your condition. However, minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery may be used for a wide range of conditions and service lines including some of the following:

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecological Surgery
    • Endometriosis
    • Hysterectomy
    • Gynecological
  • Urology
    • Bladder Cancer
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)

Robotic surgery may not be appropriate for everyone. Always ask your doctor about all the treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.


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