Da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, ask your physician about minimally invasive robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System.
This technology enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through tiny incisions with precision and control. Patients who undergo this minimally invasive surgery recover faster, experience less post-operative pain and scarring, and return to work sooner. Complex cancer surgeries often no longer require post-operative critical care.
Robotic Surgery at Owensboro Health
- Owensboro Health purchased its first da Vinci® system in July 2009 and added a second system in August 2010, making us the only single hospital in Kentucky with two da Vinci® Si systems and a dual console.
- Owensboro Health surgeons have performed more than 2,000 successful robotic surgeries with the da Vinci® system.
- Owensboro Health is the only hospital in the state utilizing the da Vinci® to perform multi-vessel bypass surgeries, and the only hospital with cardiothoracic surgeons performing both heart and lung surgeries.
- Owensboro Health heart surgeons are now using the da Vinci® Si to bypass blocked arteries; about 10 percent of bypass surgery patients are candidates for da Vinci surgery.
- Other common da Vinci® surgeries at Owensboro Health include hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures, as well as treatment for lung and prostate cancer.
How it works
Surgeons operate through one-centimeter incisions while seated at a console viewing a 3D image of the surgical field (in 10x magnification in high definition).
The surgeon's fingers grasp controls below the console display, with hands and wrists naturally positioned relative to his or her eyes. The system seamlessly translates the surgeon's hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient.
Learn more about the da Vinci® robotic surgery system