Robotic Surgery

What is robotic surgery?

Compared to traditional or “open” techniques that involve long incisions at the surgery site, robotic surgery requires a minimally invasive procedure that significantly reduces blood loss, minimize scarring and speed the recovery process allowing patients to return to their normal lifestyle as quickly as possible.

How is a robotic surgery performed?

Once again leading the way, Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo was the first hospital in south Orange County to receive the da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System, the most advanced da Vinci robot. The da Vinci system is a robotic assisted surgical device which a certified da Vinci surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. Utilizing a 3D high-definition vision system, special instruments and computer software the da Vinci allows the surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. This upgraded system has been optimized for complex, multi-quadrant surgeries by enabling more efficient access throughout the abdomen and chest.

For the patient's convenience and care, an operating table utilizing Integrated Table Motion was added so that a patient can be dynamically positioned while the surgeon operates. The ability to reposition the operating table allows for optimal exposure and access to the target anatomy.

Is robotic surgery right for you?

Certified da Vinci surgeons at Mission Hospital utilize the da Vinci Xi Surgical System for general surgery and other surgical specialties including thoracic, gynecology, head and neck, and urology. Not all patients qualify for robotic surgery. Discuss with your physician whether or not robotic surgery is the best solution for you.