da Vinci surgery system

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available: da Vinci Robotic MiniSurgery at St. Francis.

St. Francis was the first hospital in Greenville to offer the da Vinci Surgical System, and our team of surgeons are the most experienced in Greenville. In fact, our Medical Director Dr. Samuel Sterrett is the first and only fellowship trained robotic urologist in the Upstate. To learn more about robotic surgery options, including robotic prostatectomy, robotic hysterectomy, and robotic revascularization, speak with a Greenville or Upstate, SC area physician.

The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci Surgery System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

For the patient, benefits of robotic surgery may include: significantly less pain, less blood loss, less scarring, shorter recovery time, a faster return to normal daily activities, and in many cases, better clinical outcomes.  

da Vinci MiniSurgery procedures

At St. Francis, robotic prostatectomy and robotic hysterectomy are the two most common robotic surgery procedures. Speak with a Greenville or Upstate, SC area St. Francis physician to learn more about these treatment options.

da Vinci robotic prostatectomy

Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. Among your concerns is: Will my body function normally following surgery? Traditional open urologic surgery in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on urological functions.

da Vinci Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.

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da Vinci robotic hysterectomy

Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.

For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Performed through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, the robotic hysterectomy procedure has a number of benefits. Surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

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da Vinci robotic coronary revascularization

St. Francis is the only hospital in Greenville performing robotic heart surgery. Traditionally called Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), coronary revascularization surgery with the robotic system does not require a cut through the breastbone, and the patient does not require use of the heart-lung machine. Other benefits include a shorter hospital stay, less pain and scarring, lower risk of infection, less blood lost and need for blood transfusions, and a faster recovery.

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The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

For the patient, benefits may include: significantly less pain, less blood loss, less scarring, shorter recovery time, a faster return to normal daily activities, and in many cases, better clinical outcomes.

For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System, visit www.davincisurgery.com.








     

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