Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

If your physician recommends surgery, the da Vinci® Surgical System may be the best option for your condition. Used to successfully perform procedures for tens of thousands of patients worldwide, it is safe, effective and minimally invasive.

Understanding the da Vinci ® Difference

By translating the surgeon’s hand movements into precise movements of micro-instruments, the da Vinci Surgical System enables the performance of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The system also provides surgeons with enhanced capabilities, such as a magnified view and high-definition 3-D vision. It’s important to note that the da Vinci Surgical System cannot be programmed to make decisions on its own. Every movement is performed with direct input from a specially trained surgeon.

Benefits of the da Vinci Surgical System, compared to traditional, open surgery, may include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to everyday activities
  • Less pain
  • Minimized risk of infection and complications
  • Less scarring

da Vinci Xi Surgical System

Henry Ford Allegiance Health is pleased to offer the advanced technology of the da Vinci Xi surgical system.

Xi features provide surgeons with:

  • Increased flexibility for visualizing the surgical site.
  • Real-time visualization of blood vessels, ducts and tissues.
  • Special optics which allow the surgeon to see anatomical structures with crystal clear definition and natural color.
  • Greater range of motion.

The procedures that have been conducted on the Xi include:

  • Lung procedures
  • Thoracic procedures
  • Hernial procedures
  • Colorectal procedures

The da Vinci Surgical System may be used to effectively treat a range of conditions and diseases.

da Vinci Procedures Performed at Henry Ford Allegiance Health

If lifestyle changes or medications are not satisfactory in addressing your gallbladder disease symptoms, your health care provider may recommend surgery. da Vinci surgery uses a single incision in the belly button, which provides improved precision and greatly limits the amount of visible scarring.

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da Vinci surgery is used to treat such colorectal conditions as colon cancer, rectal cancer and diverticulitis. In addition to the many benefits typically provided by da Vinci, patients with colorectal conditions who choose this surgical system may also experience a faster return to a normal diet afterward, compared with traditional surgery.

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If you have a hernia, your doctor may suggest surgery for repair. The da Vinci technology allows the surgeon to make a few small incisions to repair the weak tissue in the wall of the stomach or groin.

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Unlike a traditional abdominal hysterectomy which requires a 6 to12 inch incision, da Vinci hysterectomy is a less invasive approach. This surgical system helps your surgeon perform delicate gynecological procedures with greater precision and control through tiny openings.

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This safe, effective and minimally-invasive procedure can be used to remove a piece of the lung and surrounding tissue containing a cancerous tumor, offering excellent cancer control.

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Requiring only a few tiny incisions, this da Vinci surgery for kidney disease makes it possible for your surgeon to remove only the diseased part of the kidney, while preserving your healthy, functioning kidney tissue.

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If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a less-invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci prostatectomy, which may offer excellent cancer control.

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When muscles and ligaments supporting a woman’s pelvic organs weaken, the result can be a condition known as pelvic prolapse. For women with severe symptoms, such as painful intercourse, bladder infections or frequent urination, surgery may be the best treatment. During this procedure, a surgical mesh is inserted to hold the uterus in its correct position.

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Swelling, pain, redness and increased warmth in a leg may be warning signs of a life-threatening deep vein blood clot. If you have these symptoms, call your family physician or go directly to the Emergency Department.