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.
In 2016, 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.