Da Vinci Robotic Surgery: Advanced Precision Benefits Patients

Robotic surgery extends a surgeon’s skills to enable advanced minimally invasive procedures for many complex surgeries. The extreme precision possible with robotic surgery can mean smaller incisions, less pain, less blood loss, lower risk of infection or complications, a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and less scarring.

The MyMichigan Difference

Outstanding surgical expertise available at MyMichigan Medical Center Midland is now complemented with the region’s most advanced robotic surgery capability. The da Vinci XI™ Surgical System by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., works by translating the surgeon’s own hand movements into more precise movements of small surgical instruments at the ends of robotic arms.

The da Vinci XI Surgical System

As the newest da Vinci surgical system, the XI provides even greater precision and patient safety than earlier versions. The surgeon views enhanced 3D, high-definition images of the operating field with greater visual clarity and uses a widescreen touch screen and more dexterous fingertip controls, while seated at an adjustable, ergonomic surgeon console. The system also features continual safety checks.

Expert Qualifications

da Vinci Surgical Arm MonitorThe experienced MyMichigan physicians and surgical teams who perform robotic procedures have received extensive advanced training on the da Vinci system, including virtual-reality experience on the da Vinci Skills Simulator™. The Medical Center is one of only six providers in Michigan and the only one in the region to offer its physicians simulator training for mastering this advanced robotic system. 

Da Vinci Robotic Procedures Offered at MyMichigan Health

Surgeons can use the da Vinci system for many types of procedures. Currently, the surgeries listed below are performed robotically at MyMichigan Medical Center Midland.

General Surgery

  • adrenalectomy
  • appendectomy
  • bariatric sleeve gastrectomy
  • colorectal surgery
  • cholecystectomy
  • incisional hernia repair
  • inguinal hernia repair
  • lysis of adhesions
  • nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
  • splenectomy

Gynecological Procedures

  • Fallopian tube reanastamosis
  • hysterectomy
  • myomectomy
  • ovarian cystectomy
  • sacrocolpopexy
  • trachelectomy (removal of cervix)
  • treatment of endometriosis
  • unilateral/bilateral oophorectomy

Urologic Procedures

  • prostatectomy

Only your doctor can determine whether surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System is appropriate for your situation.

For more information about robotic surgery at MyMichigan Medical Center Midland, ask your doctor. For a physician referral, visit www.mymichigan.org/doctors or call MyMichigan Health Line at (989) 837-9090 in Midland or toll-free at (800) 999-3199. 

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