Today, surgeons at Austin Regional Clinic have access to the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgery System, an option that is minimally invasive and uses the latest in surgical and robotic technologies. da Vinci® robotic surgery can be used on patients diagnosed with many abdominal conditions such as: stomach cancer, gallbladder disease, hernias, and conditions of the spleen & pancreas, such as splenomegaly, pancreatic cysts or cancer.

da Vinci® is a cutting edge alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy. The robotic tool allows surgeons to perform highly complex surgical procedures through tiny incisions even more precisely than traditional laparoscopy. The result for patients is minimal scarring, less pain, minimal blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and faster return to daily activities. If your physician recommends surgery for your abdominal condition, be sure to discuss the feasibility of having da Vinci® surgery with your surgeon.

Conditions Treated:

Potential Benefits:

  • Precise removal of cancerous tissue
  • Quick return to a normal diet
  • Low rate of complications
  • Low conversion rate to open surgery
  • Better cosmetic result compared to open surgery
  • Minimal scarring
  • Less pain
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster return to daily activities

Resources:

da Vinci Surgery Brochure
da Vinci Surgery for Gallbladder
da Vinci Surgery for Hernia Repair