When medication, lifestyle changes and other non-surgical treatments cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is often the suggested treatment for many conditions. If your doctor recommends surgery, learning about all surgical options can help you to make the best decision for your situation and ease any anxiety you may be feeling about surgery.
While all surgeries carry risk, traditional open surgery with a large incision has its specific drawbacks – pain, trauma, long recovery time and risk of infection. Fortunately, less invasive options are available to many patients facing surgery. Thanks to technological advances, doctors now have an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery that allows them to offer patients the best of both approaches – da Vinci Surgery. With the assistance of the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons can operate through tiny incisions of 1-2 cm and with greater vision, precision and control than ever before.