Patient Care — da Vinci™ Robotic Surgery
Daniel T. DeArmond, MD, Thoracic Surgery
Patient appointments & physician referrals: please call 210-450-0999.
Hospitals - daVinci™ Robotic Surgery is available at Christus Santa Rosa NW
For early stage lung cancer, the da Vinci&trade Robotic Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment alternative to traditional thoracic surgical procedures.
The da Vinci Surgical System combines computer and robotic technologies to create a new category of surgical treatment, robotic-assisted laparoscopic, thoracoscopic or endoscopic surgery. By providing surgeons with enhanced capabilities, the da Vinci Surgical System makes it possible to treat a broader range of conditions using a minimally invasive approach. This means that with da Vinci, you can have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions. In addition, your surgeon can operate with better visualization, precision, dexterity and control than possible using traditional surgical approaches.
Clinical studies suggest that the extended capabilities provided by the da Vinci System may help surgeons provide better clinical outcomes than conventional open and minimally invasive surgery allow, such as better cancer control and shorter recovery time.
To date, da Vinci has been used in everything from minimally invasive heart surgery to minimally invasive cancer surgery, to treat conditions as diverse as prostate cancer, endometrial cancer, morbid obesity, lung cancer and mitral valve regurgitation.
In short, the da Vinci Surgical System combines robotics and surgical technology as never before, enabling your surgeon to provide the most effective and least invasive treatment option available for a wide range of complex conditions.