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Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

High tech and human health rise to a new level of cooperation in the da Vinci robotic surgery system, a new technique that has been called “the most effective, least invasive surgery.” Because of the sophistication of the da Vinci system, now even relatively complex operations can be performed through very tiny incisions, so the patient recovers quicker, with less pain, less scarring, and little blood loss. Depending on the specific procedure, many patients go home the very same day. The only da Vinci system in the area outside of Pittsburgh is located at Excela Health.

How the Robotic Surgical System Works
With da Vinci, the surgeon sees high definition, three-dimensional images from inside the body ten times better than the naked eye.  The surgeon controls the da Vinci system, which translates the surgeon's hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the body.  These computer-guided instruments allow for more precise control than ever before. And while it is called a "robot", the system cannot act on its own; the surgeon always remains in total control.  The da Vinci surgical system is used in procedures that treat a range of conditions:

Benefits of da Vinci Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci system has been used successfully throughout the world in thousands of procedures and for a variety of conditions.  Because of the magnified field of vision and tiny instruments, among other factors, there are many potential benefits to this type of surgery that include:

•Less pain
•Less blood loss
•Shorter hospital stay
•Fewer complications
•Faster return to normal activities
•Less scarring
•Fewer transfusions
•Less risk of infections

Your surgeon will help you decide your surgical options, and whether the precision of
da Vinci can help with your condition.

This handy flier describes the benefits of robotic surgery, your surgical options at Excela Health and our team of Robotic Surgeons.

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Excela Health
Administrative Offices
532 West Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA, 15601