The following information highlights the more advanced technologies available at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. These services are offered in addition to the many other surgeries commonly performed at FWCH.
The da Vinci Surgical System, available at Franklin Woods Community Hospital, allows surgeons to use a special console with hand and foot controls to manipulate tiny robotic arms and a 3-D camera eye to perform intricate procedures that are beyond the current limitation of human performance.
Benefits of the da Vinci Surgical System include:
Dramatically shortened recovery times
Much quicker return to an active lifestyle
Less blood loss
Reduced trauma to the body
da Vinci® ... Changing the Experience of Surgery at Franklin Woods Community Hospital
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
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 surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
da Vinci Prostatectomy at Franklin Woods Community Hospital
Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. Among your concerns is: "Will my body function normally following surgery?" Traditional open urologic surgery in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
da Vinci Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.
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da Vinci Hysterectomy at Franklin Woods Community Hospital
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
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Draeger physiological monitoring
BIS monitoring in all locations for patients undergoing general anesthesia
LED surgical lights now in one heart room with plans to install LED surgical lights in five more OR suites by end of fiscal year
Eight new, state-of-the-art surgical suites (2 pediatric and 6 general) featuring:
- LED lights
- HD video integration
- Audio integration
- Ceiling-mounted equipment handlers
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci ® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
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For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the
da Vinci ® Surgical System visit www.davincisurgery.com.