Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center proudly offers the da Vinci® Si Robotic Surgical System. This robotic assisted technology allows ours surgeons to operate using the tiniest incisions – with greater vision, precision and control.
What this means for you:
- A shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Smaller incisions with minimal scarring
Best of all? A faster return to daily life and everyday living.
How Robotic Surgery Works
Surgeries performed with da Vinci Robotic Surgery Systems use tiny incisions, much smaller than those of traditional surgery, to insert miniature instruments and a high-definition 3-D camera. Your surgeon at Spotsylvania uses the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System to view a magnified, high-resolution 3-D image of the surgical site while controlling the robotic equipment, which translates the surgeon's hand movements into precise movements to perform the operation. This allows incisions to be smaller and time on the operating table to be greatly lessened. Consider a surgeon who uses da Vinci if you need the following:
- General Surgery: The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System allows your surgeon a better view of the internal organs with a higher degree of precision. This is a distinct advantage when performing procedures such as:
- Surgical resection of the large intestine (colectomy) for cancer, diverticulitis, and other intestinal diseases
- Gall bladder removal (cholecystectomy) using “single site surgery” through one small incision, leaving little to no scarring
- Hernia repair through both the umbilical (belly button) and incisional (previous surgery site)
- Urological: The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System’s precise targeting is ideal for the delicate operations required during urologic procedures, where the surgical site is often tightly confined and close to nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.
- Prostatectomy (prostate removal)
- Adrenalectomy (adrenal gland removal)
- Complete or partial nephrectomy (kidney removal)
- Urogynecological: The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System is used to treat pelvic floor prolapse. This surgery is called sacrocolopoexy and involves using mesh to hold the affected pelvic organ(s) in their natural position. This kind of surgery requires the most precise and minimally-invasive tools, such as those used with the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System.
- Colorectal: We use the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System for colorectal surgeries to allow for a few small incisions instead of the traditional single, large abdominal incision. Colorectal surgeries we perform with the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System include: surgeries for colon or rectal cancer, diverticulitis, complex hernia, low anterior resection and inflammatory bowel disease.