Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Center
Palmetto Health expands upon a history of innovation and technology by offering the area's only
da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery, the most advanced form of minimally invasive surgery. Our experienced team of surgeons has performed over 3,400 da Vinci surgeries. This advanced technique may be used for many gynecology, urology, pediatric, colorectal and gynecology/oncology surgeries.
By choosing a da Vinci® procedure, patients may experience the following benefits:
- Smaller surgical incisions (typically 1–2 cm)
- Reduced blood loss and need for transfusions
- Less post-operative pain and discomfort
- Less risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
How does the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System work?
The da Vinci® Surgical System consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon's console, a patient cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision system and patented EndoWrist® instruments. It is designed to enhace the surgeon's capabilities with high-definition 3D vision and a greatly magnified view.
Your doctor controls the da Vinci® System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Though it is often called a "robot", the da Vinci® Surgical System cannot act on its own. Instead, the surgery is performed entirely by your doctor. Together, da Vinci® technology allows your doctor to perform complex procedures through a few tiny openings and to operate on areas of the body that are not easily accessible with usual surgical techniques.