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
Robot-assisted surgery enables surgeons to perform even the most complex
and delicate procedures through very small incisions with precision.
Robotic Surgery Improves Lives
We are at the cutting edge at Torrance Memorial
Meet The Robotics Team
Surgeons transforming the operating room
How is Robotic Surgery Performed?
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
- 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:
- Hysterectomy (uterus removal)
- Myomectomy (uterine fibroids)
- Oophorectomy (ovary removal)
- Sacrocolpopexy (vaginal vault prolapse)
- Thoracic surgery (lung and thyroid)
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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