When medication, lifestyle changes and other non-surgical
treatments cannot relieve symptoms, general surgery is often the recommended
treatment for a wide range of conditions including:
and abdominal hernia
or disease to the spleen
your doctor recommends general surgery - whether to remove your gallbladder or
spleen, repair a hernia or treat reflux - you may be a candidate for minimally
invasive surgery with the da
Vinci Surgical System® at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
While surgery is generally the most effective treatment
option for many conditions, traditional open surgery with large incisions often results in pain, a long recovery time and risk of infection.
Fortunately, less invasive options are available, the most
common being laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is performed through
small incisions - often smaller than a quarter of an inch - that are used to insert
long-shafted instruments. Though laparoscopic surgery is effective for many
routine procedures, it has certain limitations when more complex surgery is
Now, with the latest evolution in surgical technology,
patients at UMCPP have a safe and effective alternative to traditional open and
laparoscopic surgery in the da Vinci Surgical System.
The da Vinci Surgical System enables surgeons to operate
through incisions less than an inch long with dramatically enhanced vision,
precision and control.
Surgery with da Vinci typically results in:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
Moreover, for patients with achalasia who struggle with moving food from their mouths to their stomachs, da Vinci lessens the
risk for esophageal tears.
Specially trained general surgeons at UMCPP are using the da
Vinci Surgical System for a variety of procedures including:
(gall bladder removal)
fundoplication (stomach wrap for reflux disease)
(Heller) Myotomy (for achalasia)
While clinical studies
support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used
in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da
Vinci Surgical System® may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask
your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
For more information about the da Vinci Surgical System® at UMCPP or for referral to one
of our da Vinci surgeons, please call 1.888.PHCS4YOU (1.888.742.7496).
about da Vinci surgery is also available at www.davincisurgery.com.