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.
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 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:
- Abdominal & Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Gynecologic Surgery
- Lung & Esophageal Surgery