It rivals the sophisticated equipment seen in science fiction series. Only this isn’t some far off futuristic space adventure. It’s happening now. It’s happening here, at Conway Medical Center.
We’re thrilled to introduce you to the latest member of our surgical team: the da Vinci Surgical Robot. When combined with the skilled hands of our leading surgeons, this presents a new horizon in technological innovation.
What is the da Vinci Robot Surgical System?
First, let’s get one thing clear: the robot is NOT performing the surgery. Our stellar surgeons are the ones leading the way and calling the shots. The robot is completely controlled by the doctor who is in the operating room right beside the machine.
This surgical system, first created in 1999, utilizes a tiny set of advanced instruments to enable the surgeon to perform minimally invasive surgery. The da Vinci Robot Surgical System has been continuously improved throughout the years, implementing the latest scientific innovations and discoveries. It was one of the first robotic-assisted surgical systems to gain clearance from the FDA.
How Does the da Vinci Surgical Robot Work?
The surgeon utilizes a series of hand controls that connect to a set of advanced instruments. A sophisticated, 3-D high-definition monitor provides the physician with a clearer view of the surgical area. The surgeon guides the instruments to conduct the procedure in real-time, just like a human hand.
Why Have Surgery With the da Vinci System?
Minimally invasive surgery produces better outcomes. That means that you’ll likely be in the hospital for a shorter period of time and have fewer complications. In addition, while the tiny instruments of the da Vinci Surgical Robot move like a human hand, they have a distinct advantage: They have a greater range of motion. You’ll also be able to have surgery with only a few small incisions as compared to a larger one as seen with most “open” procedures.
Other advantages include:
- Less scarring (due to smaller incisions)
- A faster recovery
- Less pain
- Reduced risk of infection.
As you can see, we’re very excited to be able to offer this incredible technology to residents in Conway, Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas.
Which Procedures Are Done Using the da Vinci Robot?
There are numerous procedures that can be completed with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. You’ll have to speak with your doctor to see if this is the right choice for you because we tailor every treatment to the individual patient.
The da Vinci system has provided our skilled surgeons with precise scientific abilities to complete the highest level of minimally invasive surgical procedures. At Conway Medical Center, we use the da Vinci Surgical Robot for:
- Hernia repair
- Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
- Gastric sleeve weight-loss surgery
- Complete or partial nephrectomy (removal of the kidney)
- Pyeloplasty (reconstruction of part of the kidney)
- Prostatectomy (removing all or part of the prostate)
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We realize that sophisticated equipment is only half of the equation. Compassionate care coupled with the finest surgeons in the area presents the highest quality of patient care. We’re pleased to be able to offer this incredible service to you. If you want to learn more about the da Vinci Surgical Robot, contact us or speak with your doctor.