da Vinci - Robotic Surgery
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's is proud to offer the newest line of da Vinci® Surgical System in Siouxland - the da Vinci Si HD™. Combining robot-assisted surgery with our state-of-the-art operating rooms, St. Luke's provides surgical options unlike any other in the area.
Our da Vinci Si HD™ Surgical System assists your surgeon in performing complex, delicate, minimally invasive procedures with a great deal of precision.
Potential Benefits to Our Patients:
- Less pain
- Reduced bleeding
- Quicker recovery
- Fewer and/or smaller scars
- Faster return to normal daily activities
- In many cases, better clinical outcomes
The da Vinci Si HD™ Surgical System is a high-tech member of the Surgery Team at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's. Though often called a robot, da Vinci cannot act on its own. The robotic platform is a tool for your surgeon who still leads and performs the procedure. Your surgeon has complete control at all times. The robotic platform provides additional safety measures for the patient.
Continual safety self-checks
By performing over one million safety checks per second, the system ensures the safest and most reliable operation.
Guided instrument exchange
An intelligent mechanism ensures efficient and safe exchange of instruments during surgery.
A wide touchscreen with telestration capability facilitates team communication. The larger view provides assistants improved visualization of anatomy and instruments entering from the periphery.
Auditory and visual alerts ensure that the surgeon and OR team are constantly aware of system status and functions.
For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Si Surgical System visit http://www.davincisurgery.com/.
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.