A New Category in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Thanks to the latest evolution in surgical technology, doctors now have an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery that allows them to offer patients the best of both approaches. With the assistance of the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons can operate through tiny incisions of 1-2 cm and with greater vision, precision and control than ever before.
da Vinci Surgery can help surgeons minimize the pain and risk associated with traditional surgery while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.1,2
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2. Snyder BE, Wilson T, Scarborough T, Yu S, Wilson EB. Lowering gastrointestinal leak rates: a comparative analysis of robotic and laparoscopic gastric bypass.J Robotic Surg. 2008.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.