Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive Precision

When you need surgery, consider the benefits that minimally invasive procedures offer. At Saint Vincent Hospital, you can find robotic surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System. Saint Vincent Hospital was an early adopter of the daVinci technology. The first robotic surgery was performed here in 2006.

da Vinci® Robotic Surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital

Saint Vincent Hospital offers the da Vinci® surgical system for complex and delicate robotic-assisted procedures. This minimally-invasive option is performed through very small incisions with incredible precision. The system can be used across a spectrum of surgical procedures, including multiquadrant surgeries.

With da Vinci®, surgeons use a control module to guide the robotic arms, which assists in performing the procedure. The surgery is directed entirely by the surgeon. They leverage the da Vinci® surgical system’s technology to its full potential, providing patients with precise care.

What Is the da Vinci® Surgical System?

The da Vinci® surgical system has three components: the surgeon console, patient cart and the vision cart. During the procedure, the surgeon sits at the console to maneuver the instruments during the surgery. These tiny instruments move like the human hand, but steadier and with a greater range of motion. Meanwhile, the patient cart is placed at the patient’s bedside to secure the instruments, which the surgeon controls through the console. The surgeon views the 3D image of the surgical area via the vision cart.

What Are the Benefits of the da Vinci Xi®?

The benefits of robotic-assisted surgery, using the da Vinci Xi® may include:
  • Less pain
  • Less bleeding
  • Fewer complications
  • Faster recovery times

da Vinci Xi® Surgical Specialties


  • General Surgery – Includes laparoscopic, cholecystectomy, bariatrics and ventral, inguinal and hiatal hernia repair.
  • Colorectal Surgery – includes cancer, benign disease, colectomy and rectal resection.
  • OB/GYN Surgery – Includes benign and cancerous hysterectomy and myomectomy.
  • Urology Surgery – Includes prostate, bladder and kidney cancer surgery.
  • Thoracic Surgery – Includes lobectomy and mediastinal mass surgery.
  • Cardiac Surgery – Includes mitral valve repair.
  • Head and Neck Surgery – Includes throat cancer procedures.
  • Robotic-assisted surgery may result in a shorter hospital stay (procedures include gastric bypass, colectomy, benign/malignant hysterectomy and prostatectomy)
  • May result in a lower rate of complications than open surgery (procedures include inguinal hernia repair, colectomy and benign/malignant hysterectomy)
  • Compared to laparoscopic surgery, robotic-assisted surgery may reduce conversions to open surgery (procedures include colectomy and benign hysterectomy)

Learn More

To learn more about da Vinci ® surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital or to see if it may be right for you, talk with your doctor or call 866-494-3627.

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