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The da Vinci® Surgery Experience

Over the past decade, more than 1.5 million surgeries have been performed worldwide using the da Vinci® Surgical System

Finding out that you need surgery can be unsettling and even frightening. Discussing all surgical options with your doctor is an important step in understanding what is right for you. If your doctor recommends da Vinci Surgery asone of your options, this document will help to answer some of your questions.

da Vinci® Single-Site™ Patient Stories

What is da Vinci Surgery and how can it help me?

da Vinci Surgery is a less invasive technique than traditional surgery. With da Vinci Surgery, the cuts (incisions) made in your body by your surgeon are much smaller than the cut made during traditional (also called “open”) surgery. Compared with open surgery, having da Vinci Surgery may offer you:*

  • A shorter hospital stay1,2,3,4
  • Less blood loss2,3,4,5
  • Fewer complications2,3,4,6,7
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine1,6,8,9
  • A faster recovery1,2,10,11
  • Smaller incisions for minimal scarring3,5,6

Since its launch, da Vinci Surgery has greatly reduced the number of open surgeries for common operations (such as hysterectomy12 and prostatectomy13), as shown below. Thanks to da Vinci technology, more patients have been offered minimally invasive surgery (MIS) than at any other time in history.

da Vinci Hysterectomy for benign conditions12 (FDA cleared for Gynecologic Surgery in 2005)

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