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Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

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

A new category of surgery, made possible by the da Vinci® Surgical System, is being used by hundreds of surgeons worldwide for a nerve-sparing approach to surgery for prostate cancer. This new tool also provides a minimally invasive option for a range of gynecologic conditions including cervical and endometrial cancer.

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

Prostate Cancer

At Missouri Baptist Cancer Center, this system enables surgeons to perform da Vinci prostatectomies, the most advanced, minimally invasive alternative for treating this disease. Compared to open prostatectomy, the da Vinci procedure results in shorter hospital stays, less blood loss and quicker recovery times for patients. Early studies also suggest that the system potentially improves long-term cancer cure rates, the preservation of sexual potency and urinary continence as compared to traditional surgery.

Gynecologic Conditions

Da Vinci Hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer.  Moreover, da Vinci provides the surgeon with a superior surgical tool for dissection and removal of lymph nodes during cancer operations, as compared to traditional open or minimally invasive approaches. Da Vinci Hysterectomy also allows your surgeon better visualization of anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder. This means that surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing complex surgeries.

For more information on robotic surgery or to schedule an appointment, call 314-996-5000 or contact us online.

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