Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Life doesn’t stop when you need surgery. Fortunately, in the hands of our expert surgeons, da Vinci surgical technology provides the ability to perform complex surgical procedures with incredible precision and very tiny incisions. This minimally invasive approach allows us to deliver advanced surgical care to our patients with fewer side effects, faster recoveries, and shorter hospital stays. Now that’s Simply Smarter Surgical Care.

The da Vinci Surgical System is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci cannot act on its own. The surgery is performed entirely by your doctor. He or she controls the da Vinci System, which translates all hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Together, da Vinci technology allows your doctor to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. As a result, you can get back to your life without the usual recovery following major surgery. The da Vinci System has been used successfully worldwide in hundreds of thousands of procedures to date.

Conditions and Treatment

da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where complex surgical procedures are performed with incredible precision and tiny incisions. Our surgeons are equipped to perform both hysterectomies and single-site gallbladder procedures.

Patient Benefits: A Virtually Scarless Procedure

If you have been told you need gallbladder surgery, ask your doctor about Single-Site da Vinci Surgery. This procedure is performed through a single incision using state-of-the-art precision instruments. Patients who choose Single-Site da Vinci Surgery experience a virtually scarless procedure since surgery is performed through only one incision in the navel (belly button), which dramatically limits visible scarring. The primary potential benefits of Single-Site da Vinci Surgery include:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Minimal pain
  • Low blood loss
  • Fast recovery
  • Short hospital stay
  • High patient satisfaction

As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is unique to each patient and procedure.

Hysterectomy Conditions: Chronic Pain, Heavy Bleeding, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Pelvic Prolapse

A wide variety of benign (non-cancerous) conditions can affect a woman’s reproductive system, which consists of the uterus, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Most of these conditions affect the uterus, which is the hollow, fist-sized organ that holds a baby during pregnancy. Common benign gynecologic conditions like fibroids (growths in and/or around the uterus), endometriosis (uterine lining growing outside the uterus), adenomyosis (uterine lining grows into the wall of the uterus), or pelvic prolapse (slipping of the uterus, vagina and/or bladder) can cause pain, heavy bleeding and other mild to severe symptoms. Women who experience severe symptoms are often treated with hysterectomy — the surgical removal of the uterus. An estimated one third of all U.S. women will have a hysterectomy by age 60. While this figure is lower in many other countries, it is still a common surgical procedure worldwide. Fortunately, there are more options today than ever before for how a hysterectomy is performed.

Kathy's Story - daVinci Hysterectomy Patient Testimonial

Kathys-StoryClick here to listen to one patient's experience with a minimally invasive da Vinci Hysterectomy from Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Using state-of-the art technology, da Vinci Hysterectomy requires only a few tiny incisions so you can get back to your life faster.

The Treatment: Hysterectomy

There are several ways doctors can remove your uterus. Hysterectomy can be performed by removing the uterus through the vagina. Recovery can take 3 to 4 weeks. However, when the uterus is large, or you have internal scarring (also called adhesions) from a prior surgery or other gynecologic conditions, doctors often perform an abdominal hysterectomy. Abdominal hysterectomy is an open surgery, which requires your surgeon to make a large incision below the navel. The main drawbacks of abdominal or open hysterectomy are the large incision, average recovery of 4 to 6 weeks, and greater risk of complications. Hysterectomy can also be performed laparoscopically. This means the surgeon operates through a few small incisions in the abdomen. The uterus is removed in this minimally invasive fashion using special instruments. One of the instruments is an endoscope — a narrow tube with a tiny camera at the end. This allows the surgeon to see inside your body on a 2D monitor. Laparoscopic hysterectomy can be a challenging, complex procedure in part because of the long-handled, rigid instruments.

If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive daVinci Hysterectomy. Using state-of-the art technology, daVinci Hysterectomy requires only a few tiny incisions so you can get back to your life. da Vinci enables surgeons to perform this delicate operation with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. da Vinci Hysterectomy offers women many potential benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Minimal scarring

da Vinci Hysterectomy offers women many potential benefits over traditional laparoscopy, including:

  • Less blood loss
  • Lower conversion rate to open surgery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine

As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is unique to each patient and procedure.

Meet the Team

In the hands of our surgeons, the da Vinci Surgical System can do great things. This minimally invasive approach often contributes to less pain, fewer side effects, faster recoveries, and shorter hospital stays.

Michael Nill, M.D
Board Certified
General Surgery

James Kasten, MD
Board Certified
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Amy Wilber, DO
Board Certified
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fisher-Titus Medical Care Women's Health

Interested in Learning More?

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Robotic-Assisted surgery from Fisher-Titus brings you the most advanced technologies and procedures for all your surgical needs, all with compassionate and professional care. Contact us today to learn more!