Let's say that you've been diagnosed with a condition requiring surgery. Until very recently your options included traditional surgery with a large open incision or laparoscopy, which uses small incisions but is typically limited to very simple procedures.
Thanks to a breakthrough, surgical system technology is now available at White Plains Hospital, that represents a new category of minimally invasive surgery, known as da Vinci robotic surgery, for which you may be a candidate. It is an effective, minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy. Through the use of the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons are now able to offer a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures. Several surgeons at White Plains Hospital are now using the da Vinci surgical system for the surgical removal of the prostate gland as well as for various gynecological procedures, including hysterectomy.
Consider the possibility of having major surgery performed through the smallest of incisions. Consider the benefits of definitive treatment but with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay, faster return to normal daily activities - as well as the potential for better clinical outcomes. With da Vinci robotic surgery, all of these advantages are possible for the patient . As da Vinci robotic surgery becomes available to more patients, White Plains Hospital will continue to be in the forefront of surgical innovation.
With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons and hospitals are re-writing accepted standards for surgical care. Robotic surgery with the da Vinci system is changing the experience of surgery.
Some of the major benefits experienced by surgeons using the da Vinci Surgical System over traditional approaches have been greater surgical precision, increased range of motion, improved dexterity, enhanced visualization and improved access. Benefits experienced by patients may include a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss, fewer transfusions, less scarring, faster recovery and a quicker return to normal daily activities. None of these benefits can be guaranteed, of course, as surgery is necessarily both patient- and procedure-specific.
For more information about da Vinci robotic surgery, please visit the da Vinci surgery website. To locate a physician at White Plains Hospital who performs da Vinci surgery, contact the physician referral service at 914-681-1010.