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Robotic Surgery

​A​t Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe, the surgeons are highly skilled and equipped in utilizing a robotic surgical system to perform minimally invasive surgeries.

If diagnosed with a condition that could require surgery, learn about all of your medical options —including less invasive surgical treatments.

With the robotic surgical system, a trained surgeon on the medical staff of Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe uses a computer system that translates hand movements into micro-movements of the robot equipped with extremely small surgical tools. The physician is in complete control of the surgery and uses a real-time, 3D high-definition monitor.

This robotic-assisted surgical system offers more control over surgery procedures, along with benefits including:

  • Less blood loss, pain and scarring
  • Shorter surgery time, recovery time and hospital stay
  • Smaller incision site
  • Fewer complications
  • Better clinical outcomes, in some cases

The robotic-assisted surgical system combines robotics and surgical technology, enabling surgeons to provide an effective and minimally invasive treatment option for various complex conditions, including:​

  • Cardiac
  • Colorectal
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Head and Neck
  • Thoracic
  • Urology

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​

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