Surgery often is the suggested treatment for many medical conditions. Traditional open surgery with a large incision has drawbacks, such as pain, blood loss, large scar, long recovery time and infection risk. Today, minimally invasive surgical options are available for many surgical procedures.
St. Joe's offers the following da Vinci® general surgery procedures:
- Cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery—both multiple-incision and single-incision
- Hernia repair
- Colon resection
- Multi-quadrant surgeries
- Left hemi colectomy
- Low anterior resection
- Total and subtotal colectomy
- Nissen Fundoplication
Using the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons can operate through tiny (1 to 2 cm) openings. There are many benefits to minimally invasive surgery, such as less pain, less scarring, less blood loss, quicker recovery time and return to activities, shorter hospital stay and recovery time.
The following St. Joseph Mercy Oakland general surgeons perform da Vinci® general surgeries: