Robotic surgery is transforming the range of surgeries that can be done as minimally invasive procedures. Many surgeries that used to require large incisions—and long recovery times—can now be performed through tiny incisions. Robotic tools actually make some delicate procedures possible for the first time.
The da Vinci Surgical System, which is used by JSC surgeons including urology specialist Dr. Chris Reynolds, gives the surgeon highly magnified images, precise control and a range of motions that actually surpasses that of the human hand. Among the procedures that Dr. Reynolds performs using the da Vinci system are partial and radical nephrectomy, radical prostatectomy, renal cyst decortication and pyeloplasty. In fact, the opportunity to work with the da Vinci Surgical System was one of the reasons Dr. Reynolds came to Jefferson Surgical Center.
The following video shows how the surgeon controls the camera and mechanical arms of the robotic system while seated at a computer console and assisted by other team members. The video gives a clear demonstration of how the system works without having to watch an actual surgery.
Understanding how the da Vinci system works can help you choose the best surgical options for yourself or a loved one. Robotic surgery isn’t an option for all patients and procedures. To learn more about robotic surgery, call Jefferson Surgical Clinic at (540) 283 – 6000 to schedule a consultation.