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Surgeons at Aspirus Wausau Hospital have been using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System since 2007 to offer patients the best possible outcomes. Our surgeons have performed more than 1,000 surgeries using robotics.
Robotic-assisted procedures are minimally invasive and when compared to traditional surgeries, patients experience:
The da Vinci robot has four "arms" equipped with high-powered cameras and the proper surgical instruments, which are fully controlled from a console by the surgeon. The three-dimensional camera magnifies and transmits images to the console, allowing the surgeon to operate with unmatched precision and control.
Da Vinci allows surgeons to perform procedures with just a few small incisions, rather than making one large incision. The technology also offers patients surgical options that previously were not possible for certain conditions.
Currently, Aspirus uses da Vinci robotic technology to perform the following procedures:
Aspirus Wausau Hospital was the first hospital in the region to offer virtually scarless gynecologic surgery using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Surgeons use special Single-Site™ instrumentation to perform procedures through a single 2.5-centimeter incision through the navel.
The technique is even more advanced and less invasive than the traditional four-incision robotic-assisted procedures. The advantages to using a lone incision in the naval are:
The single-site technique is used during benign gynecologic procedures as well as gallbladder surgery.
If you are having surgery, ask your provider if robotic-assisted surgery, or another minimally-invasive technique is right for you.
The highly skilled surgeons at Aspirus use the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System™ to perform a number of robotic-assisted procedures, offering patients options that previously weren’t available for certain conditions and better outcomes.
Robotic-assisted procedures are minimally invasive, and when compared to traditional surgeries, patients experience:
Robotic-assisted surgery is performed by a surgeon who sits at a console controlling the movements of four robotic arms inserted through four small incisions. Three of the arms are fitted with a variety of instruments, and the fourth controls a high-definition, three-dimensional camera that transmits images to the console. At the console, the surgeon is in full control of the movement of the robotic arms.
Robotic-assisted surgeries performed at Aspirus Wausau Hospital include:
*Some benign gynecologic and gallbladder procedures may be performed using a newer single-site technique that is performed through the naval using only one incision. This technique is even less invasive and virtually scarless.