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da Vinci surgery at Griffin Hospital

Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Griffin Hospital

Griffin Hospital is committed to providing superior patient care and being a leader in healthcare excellence and innovation in the communities we serve. In 2018, we started our Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program and added da Vinci® Surgery to expand our range of services to offer another minimally invasive surgical option to patients, using the da Vinci Xi system - the most up-to-date, advanced surgical robot available.

What is Da Vinci Surgery?

da Vinci Surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery where specially trained surgeons use the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system to perform a wide range of delicate and complex operations. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, the da Vinci System enables surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Key Potential Patient Benefits of Da Vinci Surgery vs. Open Surgery

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • A faster recovery
  • Smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring

What does Our Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program Offer?

The Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program at Griffin hospital has a multidisciplinary surgical team. Griffin's surgeons are specially trained and credentialed to perform robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgery. A dedicated, highly experienced team of anesthesiologists, nurses, assistants and surgical techs are also trained to support each surgeon’s needs during robotic-assisted surgery.

Our da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Surgery Service Lines include:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery

How does the Da Vinci Surgical System work?

Using the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons perform delicate and complex operations through a few small incisions. The da Vinci System consists of several key components, including:

  • an ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits while operating
  • a patient-side cart with interactive robotic arms
  • a 3D HD vision system
  • EndoWrist® instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist

da Vinci software can scale down surgeon’s movements and minimize the effects of a surgeon’s hand tremors on instrument movements. As a result, the da Vinci System enables surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

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