Small incisions speed up recoveries
Good news. If you've talked to your doctor and together have determined that a hysterectomy or urological procedure is your best medical solution, Via Christi offers an option you'll want to explore: robotic surgery.
With our precise da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, recoveries are usually measured in days not weeks. Tiny, minimally invasive entry points replace traditional open-surgery incisions, which may be 8 to 10 inches long. Most patients recover dramatically quicker and experience less pain.
Robotic urological surgery
The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables the urological surgeon to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
How robotic assisted surgery works?
During robotic-assisted surgery, our urological surgeons perform procedures with a team of highly trained nurses and operating room staff while sitting at a specialized surgical console. The surgeon views a high-definition, 3D image of the surgical site and uses the platform to control four robotic arms. The arms hold a camera and instruments that are controlled by the surgeon from the console.
What are the benefits of robotic assisted surgery?
- Significantly less pain
- Decreased blood loss
- Minimal scarring
- Shorter recovery times
- Shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
Which urologic conditions require surgical treatment with the da Vinci robotic surgical system?
- Prostate cancer – Radical prostatectomy
- Kidney cancer – Radical or partial nephrectomy
- Testicular cancer – Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
- Bladder cancer – Radical cystectomy
- Pediatric urologic disorders
Find the right medical solution for you
At Via Christi, we strive to provide the highest levels of care. We're your true partner in wellness. When faced with a medical question, you can rely on us to offer unbiased information, advice and expertise. Our complete continuum of care gives you more reasons than ever to choose us. Ask your doctor to choose Via Christi, too.
If you need a doctor, we can help you choose a primary care physician, general surgeon or urology specialist. Call the Patient Access Center at 316-274-7222.