Robotic-Assisted Surgery Offers Unparalleled Precision

The da Vinci® Si is the most advanced platform for minimally invasive surgery available today. The da Vinci® Si Surgical System allows the surgeon to see the operative field in crisp, sharp, high-definition 3D images versus 2D images on traditional laparoscopic monitors. The surgeon’s vision, control and precision are substantially enhanced.

Among the many benefits of robotic-assisted surgery:

  • Shorter inpatient stays
  • Substantially quicker recoveries
  • Improved outcomes, indicated by a growing body of clinical evidence
  • Reduced blood loss, length of stay and pain compared to open surgery
  • Easier access to hard-to-reach areas
  • A robotic surgery program’s ability to attract and retain top surgeons
  • Its status as number one surgical treatment for prostate cancer

Meeting Many Surgical Needs

Geisinger Holy Spirit is on the leading edge of robotic-assisted surgery, with a dedicated clinical team and operating suites. Using our da Vinci® Si Surgical System, our specialized surgeons complete difficult and complex operations to treat these health problems:

  • Gallbladder — Single incision and multiport cholecystectomies (gallbladder removal)
  • Gastric (stomach) — Removal of gastric tumors and Nissen fundoplication for reflux
  • Intestines — Removal of intestinal tumors
  • Colon — Resection of colon cancers and diverticular disease
  • Hernia — Repair of incisional and ventral hernias
  • Prostate cancer
  • Gynecological cancers
  • Hysterectomy and pelvic floor repair

How A Robotic System Helps Your Surgeon

The da Vinci® Si Surgical System is the most advanced in the world, but it is still a surgical tool—a very sophisticated one—guided by the surgeon’s hands. From a computerized station in the operating room, the surgeon controls the robotic arms, viewing the surgical area in 3D. This gives the surgeon a crystal-clear view for greater precision. With the da Vinci® Si, surgeons have greater control, can manipulate tissue better and close the incisions more finely than in traditional surgery.