The da Vinci® Surgical System is a surgical platform that was approved by the (FDA) in 2000 and was designed to facilitate complex procedures using a minimally invasive approach. (Minimally invasive
surgery may cause less pain, scarring, and damage to healthy tissue, and the patient may have a faster recovery than with traditional surgery.)Though it is often called a "robot" the da Vinci System cannot act on its own. All surgeries are actually performed 100% by one of our physicians, Dr. Owens or Dr. Gonzalez
, controlling the mechanisms from the console.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
With da Vinci®, a surgeon can perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions and unmatched precision. As a result, patients may get back to their lives faster without the usual recovery following major surgery.
- Lower Complication Rate
- Shorter Hospital Stay
- Less Blood Loss & Likelihood for Transfusion
- Lower Hospital Admission Rate
Where Do We Perform Robotic Surgeries?
Our da Vinci® procedures are performed at both Lafayette General Medical Center and Acadia General Hospital for urology and gynecology procedures, mainly for:
- Hysterectomy Procedures
- Endometriosis Diagnosis and Removal
- Fibroids Diagnosis and Removal
- Drainage of Cysts
- Infertility Diagnosis