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If you require surgery, you owe it to yourself to explore all your options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision. At North Mississippi Medical Center, the da Vinci System is currently used for certain urologic surgery procedures, including prostatectomy and hysterectomy.
Benefits to the patient include:
Benefits to the surgeon include:
Traditional open urologic surgery—in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs—has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
A minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, da Vinci surgery is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined, but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. Click here to learn more about da Vinci prostatectomy.
Robotic hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer.
Robotic hysterectomy provides the surgeon with a superior tool for dissecting and removing lymph nodes during cancer operations. This procedure also allows the surgeon better visualization of anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder. Surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing a complex, radical hysterectomy involving adhesions from prior pelvic surgery or non-localized cancer, or an abdominal hysterectomy.
To learn more about robotic hysterectomy, click here .