Thoracic Surgery with da Vinci
Thoracic surgery is a surgical procedure performed inside the chest wall. If you have a condition involving the lungs, diaphragm or esophagus, you might be a candidate for da Vinci®.
Benefits over traditional open-cut surgery
|* Less pain (no ribs or muscles are split)
* Fewer complications
* Less blood loss
* Shorter hospital stay
* Low risk of wound infection
* Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
Traditional “open” surgery to reach the chest cavity means a long incision through the chest wall. In some cases, the surgeon must cut open the breastbone at the front of the ribcage.
But the da Vinci® system overcomes the challenges of traditional surgery and is changing surgery for people in mid-Michigan and around the world.
At Covenant HealthCare, surgeons use the most advanced technology available -- da Vinci® surgical robotics -- to enter the chest with just a few tiny incisions between the ribs, avoiding a large incision and the possibility of having their ribs spread. A small camera and precise surgical instruments are inserted through the small incisions in the chest, giving the surgical team enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control never before possible.
Covenant thoracic surgeons can now perform surgeries such as lung lobectomies, wedge resections, lung biopsies and more with the help of the da Vinci® robot.
Is robotic surgery right for you? Talk to your doctor about da Vinci ... and get back to your life faster. To find a Covenant HealthCare da Vinci® thoracic surgeon, use our surgeon locator.
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is specific to each patient, condition and procedure. It is important to talk to your doctor about all treatment options, including the risks and benefits.