With the da Vinci® Surgical System, specialists at Billings Clinic have an alternative to traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. Robotic assisted surgery puts a surgeon’s hands at the controls of state-of-the-art robotic equipment.
Robotic-assisted surgery enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with extreme precision.
The da Vinci® Si Surgical System includes a surgical console (left), a patient cart with four interactive robotic arms (center) and a high-definition video tower (right).
Benefits to patients, in many cases, may include:
- significantly less pain
- less blood loss
- less scarring
- shorter recovery time
- faster return to normal daily activities
- limiting the amount and duration of pain medications taken after surgery
Multiple specialties at Billings Clinic use the robot, including urologists, gynecologists, and gynecologic oncologists. Robotic-assisted surgery is used for the following conditions:
- prostate cancer
- kidney cancer
- metabolic/bariatirc (weight loss) surgery
- uterine fibroid removal
- uterine or cervical cancer
- uterine or vaginal prolapse repair
During a robotics procedure, surgeons make small incisions in the chest, abdomen, or pelvic area to serve as ports for the robot’s instruments. While one physician stands at the patient’s side, the other sits at a console where he or she has an up-close view of the inside of the area where the surgery is being performed and controls the fine movements of the robot’s instruments.
See how precisely the da Vinci Surgical System works.
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For more information about robotic-assisted surgery, talk to your physician. To make an appointment with one of our specialists who perform surgeries using the da Vinci call 406-238-2501 or