Da Vinci surgery is available right here in Dayton. Surgeons at Kettering Medical Center are performing procedures that not so long ago would have been impossible.
A Faster Return to Normal Daily Activities
In Many Cases, Better Clinical Outcomes
Significantly Less Pain
Less Blood Loss
Shorter Recovery Time
Currently, Kettering provides a number of robotic surgery techniques, including:
Until recently, patients who faced surgery could expect a traditional operation with a large open incision. Common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
Today, da Vinci® Prostatectomy technology has changed all of that by letting our surgeons work with pinpoint precision to perform complex procedures through 1-2 cm incisions. Robotic Surgery offers many patients effective cancer control, faster return of continence and sexual function, less pain, shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery than traditional open surgery. And by using the da Vinci Surgical System, your surgeon can operate with better vision and more precision.. It is no wonder that da Vinci Surgery is the #1 treatment choice for prostate cancer. * These dramatic improvements naturally result in better outcomes that ultimately benefit the patient.
* #1 treatment choice claim based on 2007 U.S. data on file
Hysterectomies and Myomectomies
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
Today, your doctor can treat a range of gynecologic conditions, including chronic pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding, with minimally invasive da Vinci® Hysterectomy surgery. This procedure requires only a few small incisions, so you can get back to life faster, without the usual recovery following major surgery.