General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Despite the widespread use of minimally invasive or laparoscopic technology in today's hospitals, adoption of laparoscopic techniques, for the most part, has been limited to routine procedures. This is due mostly to the limited capabilities of older instruments as well as traditional video technology surgeons must rely on to operate through small incisions.

By dramatically enhancing visualization, precision, control and dexterity, the da Vinci® System overcomes the limitations of traditional laparoscopic technology, helping physicians to perform complex surgery in a manner never before experienced. With enhanced surgical capabilities, physicians are now able to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible range of patients.

The da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System provides considerable potential benefits to minimally invasive surgery when compared to standard laparoscopic approach. Such technology consists of a computer interface between the surgeon and the patient. In particular, the system restores the 3-D vision lost in the laparoscopic approach and enhances the ability of the surgeon to perform complex tasks in a laparoscopic environment. The advantages are clearly due to the fact that the da Vinci system combines robotics and computer imaging to enable microsurgery in a laparoscopic environment. The software within the Da Vinci System translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist, and finger movements to the tips of the instruments within the patient’s body without any time delay and tremor.

For most patients, minimally invasive procedures performed with the da Vinci Surgical System can offer numerous potential benefits over open-abdominal surgery, including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Less risk of wound infections
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities.

What Sets Us Apart

The da Vinci Surgical System can also be used across a broad range of general surgical procedures, including bariatric, esophageal and colorectal surgeries.

Make an Appointment

For the best surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona or the Southwest, make an appointment by calling  (520) 694-1001.