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Robotic Surgery

If you have been diagnosed with a condition that requires surgery, you may be a candidate for a breakthrough surgical technology that is now available at Milford Regional Medical Center. The da Vinci Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and provides a minimally invasive approach for complex surgical procedures. This system is at the forefront of surgical science and provides patients with the most precise and safe surgical experience available.

Until da Vinci came along, your surgical options included traditional open surgery with a large incision or laparoscopy, which uses several tiny incisions but has been limited to simple procedures. By providing surgeons with enhanced capabilities, the da Vinci Surgical System makes it possible to treat a broader range of conditions using a minimally invasive method.

With da Vinci, the surgeon controls the movement of miniaturized instruments from a console where he can view a magnification of the surgical site. The da Vinci Surgical System is always under the control of the surgeon. It cannot be programmed or make decisions on its own. The benefits for the surgeon – and ultimately the patient – of using the da Vinci surgical system include:

Remarkable vision – a clear, up to 10 times magnified, high resolution, 3D image inside the body

Extraordinary surgical precision – the da Vinci Surgical System translates surgeons hand movements into micro-movements which increase the precision and control of the surgeon. Da Vinci seamlessly filters tremors from your surgeon’s hands while scaling his or her motions – translating them into more precise movements of the instrument tips.

Improved dexterity and range of motion – the instruments have tiny wrists that bend and rotate 360 degrees providing an even greater range of motion than the human hand.

Improved access – because the instruments are tiny, and bend and rotate, the surgeon may be able to reach areas that would not be easily accessible with other types of surgery.

Read more about the da Vinci Surgical System

Specialties Using Robotic Surgery

At Milford Regional we are presently using the da Vinci Surgical System in general surgery, gynecology and urology. Click the links below for details on this robotic surgery in each of these specialties:

da Vinci SI surgical system video

Watch a video to see how the da Vinci system works

Potential Benefits for You

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain and trauma to the body
  • Less risk of infection and complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal daily activities

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