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Women have more options in robotic single-site surgery - DesMoinesRegister.com

Women have more options in robotic single-site surgery - DesMoinesRegister.com | Aspect1-Da Vinci Technology | Scoop.it
Women have more options in robotic single-site surgery
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Traditional robotic surgery has the benefit of instruments that can turn 180 degrees, like a wrist would, Turner said.
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Jaclyn Simco's comment, February 11, 2014 2:02 PM
1. Hysterectomies have become increasingly more popular as technology has advanced. This latest robotic procedure in gynecology has provided patients with minimal scarring. Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines was among one of the first hospitals offering the procedure in December of 2013.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, February 12, 2014 2:21 PM
2. Single cite/multiple cite hysterectomies have traditionally involved four to five small incisions in the abdominal region. So far, recovery time has not yet improved. However, Dr. Francesca Turner, a gynecologist at Mercy, says there have been fewer complaints from patients.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, February 12, 2014 2:21 PM
3. At first, vaginal or abdominal hysterectomies were the only available surgical options. Then came Laparoscopic surgery and now the modern robotic surgeries. Hysterectomies involve an array of diverse issues for each patient. Now, each patient can receive a customized surgery based upon individual needs (conditions involving uterus, cervix, and/or ovaries).
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da Vinci Surgery - Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System

da Vinci Surgery - Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System
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Jaclyn Simco's comment, February 13, 2014 2:09 PM
8. Another type of minimally invasive surgery is da Vinci surgery. Many women who decide to receive invasive surgery often have fibroid tumors, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, cancer, and/or pelvic prolapse. However, no type of surgery is completely safe and guaranteed. Serious and life-threatening complications can occur during or even after the procedure. Pain, hospitalization due to internal damage to tissues, and incision cite hernias are all possibilities. Patients are subject to equipment failure and human error.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, February 17, 2014 1:58 PM
9. There are a few risks to minimally invasive a surgery. This could potentially include a longer operative time which therefore means a patient needs to be under anasthesia longer. An extended period of time under anasthesia could further complicate a situation. There may be a need to make additional incision cites. There is always the possibility to convert to an open approach vs. the minimally invasive.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, February 17, 2014 2:05 PM
10. A patient/doctor relationship is important in contemplating a da Vinci surgery.Only a doctor can determine whether this type of surgery is appropriate. Surgeons must undergo training to become adequate in robotic skills in order to perform certain procedures.
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Intuitive Surgical - da Vinci Surgical System Features and Benefits

Intuitive Surgical - da Vinci Surgical System Features and Benefits | Aspect1-Da Vinci Technology | Scoop.it
The da Vinci Surgical System enables doctors to perform surgery in a manner never before experienced. With the surgeon sitting at a console a few feet from the patient, da Vinci translates that surgeon’s hand movements into corresponding micro-movements of instruments inside the patient’s body.
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Jaclyn Simco's comment, February 12, 2014 2:00 PM
4.Da Vinci technology provides many advantages to both the patient and the surgeon. The surgeon sits comfortably at a console just feet from the patient. Da Vinci translates the surgeon's movements into the micro-movements of the instruments positioned inside the patient's body. The system is superior to open surgery because it provides for more control, better visualization, and precision. The surgery is also confined to small incisions just1-2 cm big.
Jaclyn Simco's comment, February 12, 2014 2:21 PM
5. The Da Vinci system provides natural depth perception while magnifying up to 10x for accurate tissue identification. It is equipped with high resolution images and Endowrist instruments furnished with a a range of motion far greater than a human hand. These instruments also decrease tremors during surgery that in turn reduce possible damage to a patient's organs. Robotic arms also add mechanical strength and are considered minimally invasive. The system's console is comfortable and decreases surgeon fatigue. Therefore, the system provides a magnified surgical performance and less risk to the patient.