Robot-Assisted, Minimally Invasive Surgery

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available. The da Vinci Surgical System provides Torrance Memorial Medical Center 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.

Robot-assisted surgery enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with precision.

Robotic Surgery Improves Lives

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Meet The Robotics Team

Surgeons transforming the operating room

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How is Robotic Surgery Performed?

da Vinci Surgical System at Torrance Memorial

During robot-assisted surgery, the surgeon's hands control the instruments in the robot's arms, which can rotate in any direction. The surgeon sits at a console and performs the procedure using an enhanced, three-dimensional image. By contrast, laparoscopic surgery only allows the surgeon to see a two-dimensional image.

A highly trained surgeon's experience and judgment coupled with the precision, maneuverability and control of the robot is a winning combination for patients who need minimally invasive surgery.

The Benefits of Robot-Assisted Surgery

For some patients, robot-assisted surgery can offer potential benefits over traditional surgery. Potential benefits of robot-assisted surgery can include:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster return to normal daily activities

Conditions Treated with Robot-Assisted Surgery

Robot-assisted surgery can be used to treat a range of conditions. The following procedures are being performed at Torrance Memorial:

General Surgery

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Gynecologic Surgery

  • Hysterectomy (uterus removal)
  • Myomectomy (uterine fibroids)
  • Oophorectomy (ovary removal)
  • Sacrocolpopexy (vaginal vault prolapse)
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Colorectal Surgery

  • Colorectal Surgery
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Thoracic Surgery

  • Thoracic surgery (lung and thyroid)
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Urologic Surgery

  • Prostatectomy
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Is Robotic Surgery Right For You?

Talk to your doctor to find out if surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System is right for you. Need a doctor? Find a doctor online or call our free physician referral service at 310-517-4700.

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