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Robotic Surgery

Robotic Prostatectomy

Robotic Hysterectomy (performed at NMMC Women's Hospital)

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:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes

Benefits to the surgeon include:

  • 3-D Visualization. Provides the surgeon with a true three-dimensional view of the operating field. This direct and natural hand-eye instrument alignment is similar to open surgery with “all around” vision and the ability to zoom in and zoom out.
  • Dexterity. Instinctive operative controls make complex minimally invasive surgery procedures feel more like open surgery than laparoscopic surgery.
  • Surgical precision
  • Access. Surgeons perform complex surgical maneuvers through 8-mm ports, eliminating the need for large traumatic incisions.
  • Range of motion. Surgeons have the ability to rotate instruments more than 360 degrees through tiny incisions.

Robotic Prostatectomy

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.