Robotic Gastrectomy – da Vinci® Surgical System
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Robotic-assisted Surgery for Stomach Cancer
The da Vinci® Surgical System offers a less invasive option for performing stomach cancer surgery. The sophisticated robotic surgical platform enables our surgeons to perform complex surgical procedures with improved precision, vision, dexterity and control.
Stomach cancer surgical procedures the da Vinci system may be used for include:
With da Vinci, a surgeon first makes small incisions in a patient’s abdomen to insert miniaturized instruments and a high-definition camera. The patient’s anatomy then appears on a viewer as a highly magnified, high-resolution 3D image.
With eyes and hands in line with the instruments, the surgeon uses the controls below the viewer to move the instrument arms and camera. The system then translates, in real time, the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise movements of the instruments inside the patient.
Throughout the procedure, the surgeon controls every surgical maneuver. The system cannot be programmed or act in any way without the surgeon’s input.
In comparison to traditional open surgery for stomach cancer, the da Vinci system requires much smaller incisions. Potential benefits for stomach cancer patients include:
- Reduced pain
- Less blood loss
- Lower risk of complications
- Shorter hospital stays
- Quicker recovery
- Faster return to normal diet
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