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.