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Robotic surgery

Labette Health implemented the most advanced generation of minimally invasive surgery available, the da Vinci Surgical System. Combining computer and robotic technologies with the skills of our surgeons, the da Vinci Surgical System creates exceptional surgical treatment for our patients. This new system provides the physician with a highly-magnified, 3-D view of the procedure not available in traditional laparoscopic surgery. This provides greater accuracy of instrumentation and results in a more minimally invasive procedure.

Benefits from da Vinci

For the patient, benefits may include:

  • Reduced blood loss and need for transfusions.
  • Less pain and discomfort.
  • Less risk of infection.
  • Shorter hospital stay.
  • Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities.
  • Less scarring and improved cosmetics.
  • In many cases, better clinical outcomes.

Surgeries performed

Our surgeons use the da VinciĀ® Surgical System to perform complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions and with extreme precision. The incisions are much smaller and less traumatic than those associated with traditional surgical approaches. Robotic surgery puts a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art, technologically advanced platform. For the patient, it means less invasive procedures and faster recovery times.

Robotic surgeries performed at Labette Health include:

  • Common urologic conditions (prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, kidney disorders).
  • Gynecologic conditions (hysterectomies, excessive menstrual bleeding, uterine fibroids, endometriosis).
  • General surgery conditions (hernia, gallbladder disease).

The surgeon operates while seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3-D image of the surgical field. The surgeon's fingers grasp the master controls below the display with hands and wrists naturally positioned relative to his or her eyes. The system seamlessly translates the surgeon's hands, wrist and finger movements into precise real-time movements of the surgical instruments inside the patient. The system is designed to replicate the movements of the surgeon's hands. The system cannot make decisions, nor can it perform any type of movement or maneuver without the surgeon's direct input. Instead, it helps the surgeons enhance their ability to perform complex minimally invasive surgeries. This is just another example of Labette Health's commitment to providing state-of-the-art technology to the region.

Not all patients are candidates for robot-assisted surgery. Talk to your healthcare provider about your individual situation.