The da Vinci surgical robot has revolutionized surgery by making it a more precise, minimally invasive procedure with excellent results. Our patients at Sentara who choose surgery for reconstruction or treating incontinence or cancer benefit from our robotic surgery program in life-improving ways, including:
- Smaller incisions
- Fewer scars
- Decreased discomfort
- Fewer days spent in the hospital
The robot dramatically enhances visualization for our surgeons by presenting a 3-D view rather than a two-dimensional view available with traditional laparoscopic surgery. The precision, control and dexterity offered by the da Vinci system allow us to perform complex surgery in a more effective manner than open surgery or traditional laparoscopic surgery.
For you as a patient, surgery using the da Vinci robot may result in more complete eradication of your cancer and retention of your bladder control and your sexual potency.