Robotic Assisted Surgery
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC offers patients the next generation of surgical techniques with the use of robotic assisted surgery. This minimally invasive surgery can result in:
- Quicker recovery time
- Less scarring
- Minimal blood loss
The da Vinci® Surgical System
Magee is the first hospital in Pennsylvania to utilize a dual-console da Vinci® Surgical System for robotic assisted surgery.
The da Vinci® Si dual console HD Surgical System — a sophisticated robotic platform — expands the surgeon’s capabilities, enabling increased dexterity and sharpened precision for improved surgical performance.
Surgeons can perform minimally invasive surgeries and complex procedures:
- Through smaller incisions compared to traditional laparoscopic techniques
- On patients who were traditionally not cleared for laparoscopic surgeries
- On patients who may have had weight problems, secondary health issues, or weren’t able to benefit from minimally invasive surgeries because of previous abdominal surgeries
Other benefits for patients can include:
- Quicker recovery times
- Shorter hospital stays
- Decreased pain at the time of surgery
- Minimal loss of blood during surgeries
How The da Vinci® Si Surgical System Works
Instrumentation, called EndoWrist®, seamlessly translates the surgeon’s wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments.
The surgeon uses this technology, while seated near the patient, at an ergonomically designed console.
With a high-powered camera, the surgeon maneuvers the arms of the robot while viewing a magnified, high-resolution, 3-D image of the surgical field.
» Learn more about this surgical system at the da Vinci® Surgical System website
Types of Procedures
The da Vinci® Si Surgical System can be used for:
- Mitral valve repair
- Gastric bypass
- The removal of benign and cancerous tumors
- Bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (BSO) - removal of both fallopian tubes and ovaries
- Pelvic node dissection
- Ovarian cystectomy
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is the first hospital in Western Pennsylvania to perform a hysterectomy using single site robotic technology. This surgical option provides women with a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive approach to gynecological surgery, with the added benefit of a single incision in the belly button leaving women with one, very small scar.
Learn more about Hysterectomy.