The Robotics Institute at Scottsdale Healthcare
First in Arizona to offer daVinci robotic surgery
Scottsdale Healthcare has the longest experience with the daVinci surgical robot of any Arizona hospital, acquiring the state's first daVinci in 2001.
Bernie Gburek MD- Urologist and his OR team did the first robotic prostatectomy in October 2002
FDA-approved for use in general, thoracic, gynecological, urological and certain heart-related procedures, the daVinci robot has arms with surgical instruments which are placed through small incisions. It is operated by a trained physician using a 3-D magnification viewfinder and special computerized controls at a nearby console.
Acquired with the help of philanthropic donations from the community, surgeons have access to three daVinci robots at Shea Medical Center and Thompson Peak Hospital.
Minimally Invasive Surgery - Changing Lives for the Better
With minimally invasive surgery, trained physicians use specialized techniques and sophisticated medical equipment including computers, miniaturized instruments and robotic systems to perform surgeries with less impact on patients.
For example, surgeons make small incisions through which they insert instruments, including a telescope-like device attached to a camera. This allows them to view internal organs and structures and watch their movements on a monitor.
Initially performed in areas such as orthopedics and gynecology, minimally invasive procedures are now increasingly available across a broad spectrum of medical specialties.
Scottsdale Healthcare’s experienced physicians, for example, are using minimally invasive techniques to perform hysterectomies and other gynecological surgeries, as well as urological, spinal, weight loss and certain joint replacement surgeries.
Benefits of minimally invasive surgery
Minimally invasive surgery can enable patients to get the quality care they need and quickly return to their living their lives—all with similar or better results than traditional “open incision” procedures
The benefits of minimally invasive surgery typically include:
- shorter hospital stays
- faster recovery times
- reduced pain
- less scarring
- less complications
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