For patients, robot-assisted procedures can offer many benefits, including a minimally-invasive option, with less pain, less blood loss, and less need for blood transfusions. Plus, the da Vinci Surgical System can enable a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery, and faster return to normal daily activities.
Our obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Benjamin Wood uses Lakeland HealthCare’s da Vinci® Si robot to treat gynecologic conditions. These include uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia (excessive bleeding).
Dr. Benjamin Wood explains, “You can do a lot more with the da Vinci Surgical System than traditional laparoscopic technology. The robot has the advantage of the articulation of the wrist for more fine dissection, unlike traditional laparoscopic surgery which uses straight laparoscopic instruments that don’t rotate.”
Safety Features of the da Vinci Si Surgical System
- The da Vinci Si performs over one million safety checks per second
- The system uses visual and audible alerts to keep the surgeon and surgical team aware of its status and functions
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