da vinci surgery ® at franklin woods community hospital


da vinci surgical system at fwch
da Vinci Si
® ... 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 new da Vinci Si offers the latest 3D technology, is upgradeable and allows surgeons to remove the gallbladder from a single incision in the belly button.  It also has an EndoWrist One Vessel Sealer that gives surgeons full control of vessel sealing.

The new da Vinci Si® Surgical System means kidney surgery can be more precise as well. Rather than doing a full nephrectomy, or kidney removal, the surgeon can perform a partial nephrectomy to preserve more of the kidney tissue, which can help to prevent future kidney disease or even dialysis. The new da Vinci also cuts down on set-up time for each surgery. What used to take 45 minutes to an hour can now be done in 15 to 30 minutes.

The da Vinci surgical system enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control.

For the patient, benefits of surgery using the da Vinci may include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and damage to surrounding tissue
  • No visible scar 
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes

da Vinci Prostatectomy

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

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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da vinci surgical system at franklin woods community hospital

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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