What is robotic-assisted surgery?

If you and your doctor decide that robotic-assisted surgery is right for you, here is what to expect.

During robotic-assisted surgery, your surgeon makes a few small incisions, then uses a 3DHD camera for a crystal-clear, magnified view of the surgical area.

He or she sits at a console next to you and operates through the incisions using tiny instruments and the camera.

Every hand movement your surgeon makes is translated by the da Vinci system in real-time, bending and rotating the instruments so he or she can operate on your digestive system.

Advanced Da Vinci Robotic System Available

Surgery via the robotic-assisted da Vinci system may not be appropriate for everyone. Please consult with your physician about your surgical options. The advancement in surgical systems typically results in shorter hospitalization, reduced post-operative pain, faster recovery time, fewer complications, smaller incisions, and minimal scarring.

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Da Vinci Xi Single Console Robotic Surgery System

  • Enables enhanced dexterity for the surgeon
  • Computer-guided enhanced 3-D visuals
  • Patient benefits include shorter hospitalization, faster recovery, minimal scarring, reduced post-operative pain.
  • Used for bariatric (weight loss), urologic, gynecologic, and general surgery procedures

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We’ll get you home sooner with robotic-assisted Surgery

Compared to other surgical approaches, robotic-assisted colectomy may result in a shorter hospital stay, fewer complications1 and lower blood loss.

Traditional open surgical procedures require a surgeon to create a large incision on the patient to see the area of medical concern. The da Vinci system enables the surgeon to make a few much smaller incision points. The da Vinci’s four robotic arms are maneuvered by the surgeon via a console, allowing precise movements of instruments inside the body.

Available at Lompoc Valley Medical Center

1515 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA

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