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daVinci Robotic Surgery

Today, many complex conditions - from cancer to gynecologic issues to kidney conditions and more - can be treated with minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System.

This remarkable device includes a high-definition vision system (to enhance the surgeon's view of the surgery site), as well as advanced robotics, which assist your surgeon with great precision and control.

How da Vinci® Surgery is Different
The da Vinci® Surgical System is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities. A high-def 3-D vision system gives your surgeon a magnified and clearer view of the surgical site. Your surgeon controls the da Vinci® Surgical System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of the tiny surgical instruments which are inserted into your body through small incisions. Though it is often called a "robot," da Vinci® cannot act on its own. The surgery is performed entirely by your doctor.
da Vinci® technology allows your doctor to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. As a result, you will have...

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusion
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster recovery and return to normal activities
  • Smaller incisions resulting in minimal scarring

Treatment for a Variety of Conditions
Da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery is used in many specialties, including but not limited to:

  • General surgery for weight loss surgery, hernia repairs, and gallbladder removal
  • Colorectal surgery for removal of tumors, or diseased tissue from diverticulitis or inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Gynecologic surgery for hysterectomies, removal of endometriosis and uterine fibroids to control heavy uterine bleeding, and to repair uterine prolapse
  • Urologic surgery for prostate removal, kidney surgery, or to repair urinary obstruction
  • Thoracic surgery for treatment of lung cancers, and removal of the thymus gland and mediastinal masses​​

Have A Question About daVinci Robotic Surgery?
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Have A Question About daVinci Robotic Surgery? Ask the Experts at MidState

If you're wondering how daVinci© Robotic Surgery works ... whether you're a candidate for robotic surgery... or any other topic related to this new, advanced surgical technology ... we invite you to "ask the experts." Just email your question. An expert from the MidState Medical Surgical Center will get back to you and answer all your questions about the robot-assisted surgeries available right here, in Meriden, CT.


The #1 Treatment Choice for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is among the most commonly diagnosed cancers, affecting one in six men. Today, due to early detection and aggressive monitoring and treatment, prostate cancer survival rates are among the highest of any cancer.

Radical prostatectomy, which surgically removes the prostate gland, is the most common treatment for prostate cancer. Traditional open prostatectomy requires an 8 to 10-inch incision and commonly results in a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery.

With new advanced technology, you may be a candidate for an innovative, less invasive procedure called the da Vinci prostatectomy. This robotic-assisted procedure uses a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help your doctor perform the most precise and least invasive prostatectomy available today.

For most patients, da Vinci Prostatectomy offers numerous potential benefits over open prostatectomy including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker return to normal activities

The da Vinci Hysterectomy: A Less Invasive Surgical Procedure

A wide variety of conditions can affect a woman’s reproductive system, and given the type and severity of your condition, a hysterectomy may be recommended as the best course of treatment.

Traditionally, abdominal hysterectomies are performed with open surgery, which requires a
wide incision below the navel. The procedure can be painful with a long recovery.

With new advanced technology, you may be a candidate for an innovative, less invasive
procedure called the da Vinci hysterectomy. This robotic-assisted procedure uses a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help your doctor perform the most precise and least invasive hysterectomy available today.

For most women da Vinci Hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional surgical approaches, including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incision for minimal scarring
  • Better outcomes and patient satisfaction

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