When some people hear the term “robotic surgery,” they imagine a robot operating on a person, but that is not how robotic-assisted surgery works. Instead, surgeons use a system to perform surgery, and they maintain control at all times.
The da VinciTM robot used at Enloe offers three arms to hold instruments, a camera to visualize the area that’s being worked on and a station from where the surgeon controls the machine.
This leading-edge technology allows surgeons to perform advanced procedures using minimally invasive approaches. Imagine having a complex abdominal or stomach surgery done through only a few small incisions, each the size of a dime or smaller. Da Vinci surgery makes it possible.
The machine’s unique arms give surgeons 360 degrees of movement, allowing for better precision and superior agility. The camera also provides a magnified, 3D view of the entire surgical field allowing for better visualization.
There are many benefits for patients, including:
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss
- Fewer blood transfusions
- Less pain from incisions
- Shorter recovery times
But we know that sometimes robotic-assisted surgery is not the best choice for patients. That’s why our team also performs open or minimally invasive, non-robotic procedures when that is the best approach.
Whether you need a colectomy, colostomy, hysterectomy or laparoscopy, talk with your doctor about your options and what’s best for you. We have options for your liver surgery, pancreatic surgery, colorectal surgery and more. Learn more about outpatient surgery at Enloe.
At Enloe, several surgeons are trained on the da VinciTM system. These highly skilled caregivers live and work right here in our community, so you will see them throughout your treatment and follow-up in one of our Enloe specialty clinics.
A Center of Excellence
Enloe was recently accredited by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. The hospital was recognized for sustaining a culture of excellence by committing to safety, high-quality surgical care and optimal patient outcomes.
SRC accreditation distinguishes Enloe and its robotic surgery service from other health care providers without accreditation by advancing surgical team leaders in improving care quality and adopting proven clinical approaches to drive best-in-class surgical care.