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The Cancer Care Center

Robotic surgical system

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the less invasive surgical treatments available.

St. Anthony's Cancer Care Center uses the da Vinci® Si™ Robotic Surgical System, which provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. Through its state-of-the-art robotic platform, surgeons can use small incisions to perform complex and delicate procedures with precision.

Possible benefits

  • less pain
  • less blood loss
  • less scarring
  • shorter recovery time
  • better clinical outcome

Procedures using robotic surgery

Some of the procedures that can be performed using the robotic da Vinci® Surgical System include:

Prostatectomy

Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. You may be concerned about your body functioning normally after the surgery. The standard approach has been traditional open urologic surgery, during which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs.

Robotic surgery is a more minimally invasive approach that is ideal for delicate urologic surgery, such as a prostatectomy. In this procedure, the target site is tightly confined and surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. Using robotic surgery, your surgeons can target the area more precisely

Learn More: Talk with your physician to see if da Vinci robotic surgery is right for you.

Hysterectomy

The traditional, open approach to this gynecologic surgery involves making an incision on your abdomen in order to access your uterus and surrounding organs and nerves.

For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery may be an effective, less invasive treatment option. Through tiny incisions, no bigger than one to two centimeters, your surgeon can operate with greater precision and control.

Learn More: Talk with your physician to see if da Vinci robotic surgery is right for you.

Other Surgeries

Today, complex conditions ranging from cancer to uterine prolapse and other urologic procedures, fibroids, nephrectomies, and even heart disease can be treated using robotic surgery. This approach provides your surgeon better vision, more precision and control. It requires only a few small incisions, so you can get back to your life faster.

Learn More: Talk with your physician to see if da Vinci robotic surgery is right for you.


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For information about St. Anthony's Cancer Care Center - St. Louis, please call 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.

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