Revolutionary Robotic Surgical System
Robots have gone from a future fantasy to today’s reality. We now have robots that can mimic pets, mow the lawn, vacuum—and with the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System—they can even help perform surgery.
da Vinci Si Robotic Surgery = Single Site Procedures!
Patients can get back on their feet even faster with the newly acquired and more refined da Vinci Si Robotic Surgical System. It allows physicians at Northridge Hospital to perform a gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) or hysterectomy through one small incision in the bellybutton.
da Vinci Si also allows physicians to perform prostatectomy and other urological and gynecological procedures through a few incisions the size of a dime. The unparalleled precision enables surgeons to maneuver and control instruments in ways not humanly possible, which increases accuracy.
Dignity Health Northridge Hospital was the first facility in the San Fernando Valley to offer robotic surgery and is one of only a handful of hospitals in the U.S. offering this revolutionary Si technology. For da Vinci Robotic Surgery Inquiries call (818) 885-3500.
Surgeons gain seven degrees of motion that go beyond the limits
of the human hand and use tiny incisions for robotic surgery.
daVinci Si Patient Advantages
- Shorter hospital stay
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss and need for transfusions
- Lower risk of infection
- Quicker return to daily activities
- Minimal scarring (A dime compared to the daVinci surgical system demonstrates how tiny incisions are with daVinci.)
- Effective cancer control (studies show that experienced surgeons achieve excellent results in removing prostate cancer without leaving cancer cells behind)
da Vinci’s every move is controlled by the surgeon. Instead of standing over the patient, the surgeon sits at a console in the operating room and views true-to-life 3D images through the da Vinci Si Vision System.
It refines the surgical site and gives the surgeon 10 times the magnification of the human eye. Then, using the da Vinci Si EndoWrist instruments, the surgeon can maneuver the instruments 360 degrees, resulting in the most delicate and precise movements beyond the scope of the human hand.
The da Vinci Si improves access to and manipulation of organs, tissues and nerves. This is particularly important for the most advanced minimally invasive surgeries. Physicians have successfully used the da Vinci System worldwide in approximately 1.5 million surgical procedures to date.
The latest in advanced surgical technology combines computer and robotic technologies to help physicians perform a wide range of major surgeries through a few tiny incisions or one incision in the bellybutton. Although it is often called a “robot,” the da Vinci Si System cannot move or operate on its own. Your surgeon is 100 percent in control.
da Vinci Hysterectomy
Hysterectomy—the surgical removal of the uterus—may offer a life-saving treatment for serious conditions, such as cancer or uncontrollable bleeding. It can sometimes be performed through the vagina. However, when the uterus is enlarged or pathology is complicated, an abdominal hysterectomy is preferable.
Robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
da Vinci Prostatectomy
Approximately one in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer within their lifetime. One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland, known as a radical prostatectomy.
da Vinci Si surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. The da Vinci provides robot-assisted laparoscopic, thoracoscopic and endoscopic procedures, which include but are not limited to the fields of urology, gynecology, oncology, pediatrics, and cardiac surgery.