Many of the skilled surgeons at Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe are equipped to perform minimally invasive surgeries utilizing a robotic surgical system.
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.
With this system, a trained surgeon uses a computer system that translates his hand movements into micro-movements of the robot that is equipped with extremely small surgical tools. The physician is in complete control of the surgery. They use a real-time, 3-D High Definition monitor.
The robotic-assisted surgical system allows for more control over surgery procedures, with a number of benefits including:
- Less blood loss
- Less pain
- Shorter recovery time
- Shorter surgery time
- Smaller incision site
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Fewer complications
- In some cases, better clinical outcomes
In short, the robotic-assisted surgical system combines robotics and surgical technology as never before, enabling your surgeon to provide an effective and minimally invasive treatment option for a wide range of complex conditions, including:
- General Surgery
- Head and Neck
All surgery presents risk, including da Vinci® Surgery and other minimally invasive procedures. Serious complications may occur in any surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious and life-threatening complications, which may require hospitalization, include injury to tissues or organs; bleeding; infection, and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction or pain. Temporary pain or nerve injury has been linked to the inverted position often used during abdominal and pelvic surgery. Patients should understand that risks of surgery include potential for human error and potential for equipment failure. Risk specific to minimally invasive surgery may include: a longer operative time; the need to convert the procedure to an open approach; or the need for additional or larger incision sites. Converting the procedure to open could mean a longer operative time, long time under anesthesia, and could lead to increased complications. Patients who bleed easily, have abnormal blood clotting, are pregnant or morbidly obese are typically not candidates for minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery with Single-Site Instruments. Research suggests that there may be an increased risk of incision-site hernia with single-incision surgery. Potential risks include conversion to other surgical techniques and multiple incisions. Patients should talk to their doctors to decide if da Vinci is right for them. Visit
www.davincisurgery.com/safety for more detailed safety information. The implementation of a da Vinci Surgery program is practice- and hospital-specific. Results will vary. Past customer experience does not imply any guarantee of results in practice or program success. Unless otherwise noted, all people depicted are models. © 2014 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. All rights reserved. Product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. PN 1003049 Rev B 5/14