Da Vinci surgery has changed the way surgeons perform in the operating room, because it offers precision and control that’s second-to-none. This form of minimally-invasive robotic surgery has also changed the way patients recover, with faster healing, less scarring, a shorter hospital stay, and reduced recovery time.
Whereas 6-to-12-inch incisions used to be a necessity, dime-sized incisions now provide the same or better results. And da Vinci continues to evolve – a single-site incision is now possible for certain surgeries. In some procedures, the incision is hidden inside the navel, resulting in a scar-free appearance.
Conroe Regional Medical Center utilizes the da Vinci system for a broad range of conditions and surgical specialties, including:
- Prostate surgery
- Partial nephrectomy
- Endometrisis resection
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Procedures that are not performed robotically may still qualify for minimally-invasive surgery. Laparoscopic surgery utilizes a video camera and thin instruments that also only require small incisions.