Because the da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to perform complex procedures through 1 to 2 centimeter incisions, minimally invasive surgeries are now available to millions of patients.
For most patients, minimally invasive procedures can offer numerous potential benefits over open-abdominal surgery, including:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain and scarring
- Less risk of wound infections
- Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
The da Vinci Surgical System can be used across a broad range of general surgical procedures, including esophageal, gallbladder and colorectal surgery.