Robotic Surgical Services
Changing Surgery at Trinity Health
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
For the patient, benefits may include:
Significantly less pain
Less blood loss
Shorter recovery time
A faster return to normal daily activities
In many cases, better clinical outcomes
Urological Surgery / Prostatectomy
Any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. As in any surgery one of your concerns are: “Will my body function normally following surgery?”
Traditional open urologic surgery – in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs – has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
da Vinci Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. Learn More About Urological Surgery with da Vinci Robotic Surgey
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes. Learn More About Gynecologic Surgery with da Vinci Robotic Surgey
Urologist Dr. Ryan Hedgepeth, Trinity's Director of Advanced Robotic Surgery
Dr. Hedgepeth joins Trinity Health as a staff urologist and director of Trinity’s advanced robotic surgery program. He’s performed more than 200 procedures using the advanced da Vinci Si, a robotic surgery system that offers patients more precise minimally invasive techniques with less pain, less blood loss and quicker recovery. He most recently served as a clinical lecturer in the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Learn More About Dr. Ryan Hedgepath
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.
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For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System visit www.davincisurgery.com.