da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Covenant HealthCare Center for Advanced Robotic Surgery offers patients the most skilled surgeons and the most advanced robotic technology. By bringing the region’s leading surgeons together with two of the most advanced da Vinci HD robots, patients experience less pain, fewer complications and shorter recover time, so they can get back to their daily routines faster.
da Vinci Robotic Surgery results in thousands of extraordinary success stories.
At Covenant, the da Vinci® Systems have been used in more than 2,000 procedures since their arrival. Thanks to the recent addition of a second robot – the da Vinci® Si Dual with Simulation – even more patients are able to use this technology for their procedures. Covenant is the first and only hospital in the Great Lakes Bay Region to utilize the da Vinci® Si Dual with Simulation.
One of the innovations of the new da Vinci® Si Dual with Simulation is called fluorescent imaging, also known as “firefly glow.” Through injecting a simple iodine mixture into the patient, a surgeon is able to visualize tissue and blood flow during surgery not just in high definition, but high definition PLUS fluorescent lighting. This breakthrough further enhances the vision, precision and control of minimally invasive robotic surgery.
Procedures with da Vinci® are now routinely performed at Covenant for a wide range of conditions in specialties. Choose the type of robotic surgery below for more information.
Surgery with the da Vinci® doesn’t place a robot at the controls. A highly trained Covenant surgeon controls every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci® system. The da Vinci® merely replicates the surgeon’s movements. Seated just a few feet away, the surgeon looks into a 3D, high-definition screen and sees an actual image of the surgical field and then maneuvers miniature surgical instruments inserted into the patient through tiny incisions.
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