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Robot-Assisted Surgery 

Making Major Surgeries Seem Minor

Thanks to new robotic technology now available at Baylor Medical Center at Frisco, many patients no longer have to worry about lengthy down times after surgery. The FDA-approved daVinci® Si Surgical System enables many surgeries to be performed less invasively, typically leading to shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.

With surgery utilizing the daVinci® Si Surgical System, surgeons insert miniaturized instruments and a 3-D camera through 1- to 2-centimeter incisions. The advanced robotics allow surgeons to view a high-definition image of the surgical site on a computer monitor. The surgeon's hand movements are translated into micro-movements inside the patient's body, enabling surgeons to perform complex procedures with enhanced precision and control.  

The da Vinci Surgical System is designed to overcome the limitations of manual laparoscopy with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3-D vision and a magnified view. Your doctor controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci cannot act on its own - the surgery is performed entirely by your doctor.

Baylor Frisco now offers the da Vinci System with Single-Site™ instruments, which allow your doctor to perform certain surgeries through a single incision. As a result, you may be able to get back to your life without the recovery or scars that usually follow major surgery.

Benefits Typically Include:
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Preservation of vital small nerves and blood vessels
  • Smaller incisions (usually 1- to 2-centimeters)
  • Less blood loss during procedure
  • Quicker recovery (usually one to three days)
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Fewer transfusions
Applications:

Colorectal Surgery

  • Colon Resection

General Surgery/Gastroenterology

  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

Urology

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Pyeloplasty

Gynecology

  • Hysterectomy
  • Uterine Fibroid Removal (Myomectomy)

Otolaryngology (ENT)

Thyroidectomy

All surgeries, including da Vinci Surgery, involve risk of complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your situation.