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Robotic Surgery in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
The da Vinci surgical system provides surgeons in Eau Claire, Wis., with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting the surgeon's hands at the controls of an advanced robotic platform. The da Vinci system helps surgeons perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with superior precision.
Surgeons conduct robotic surgery using a robotic system, which includes a camera arm and several interactive mechanical arms, with joints that work like a human's wrist.
From the remote console, the surgeon uses two hand-and-finger devices to precisely direct the mechanical arms at the operating table. He or she leads a trained surgical team during the surgery.
Surgeons have more flexibility, control and maneuverability using the surgical instruments in robotic surgery than in traditional minimally invasive surgery. Using robotic surgery, surgeons can perform delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other techniques.
Benefits of robotic surgery include:
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- Faster return to normal activities
- Better clinical outcomes (in many cases)
Types of da Vinci surgery available include:
- Inguinal hernia repair
- Ventral hernia repair
- Colectomy for colon cancer
- Colectomy for diverticulitis
- Low anterior resection and abdominal perineal resection for rectal cancer
- Removal of ovaries or tubes
- Endometriosis resection
- Radical prostatectomy
- Radical nephrectomy
- Bladder diverticulectomy'