Why da Vinci® surgery?
“The potential payoffs [of the da Vinci Surgical
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“The precision and flexibility of this type of computerized system will allow us to do things we haven’t even thought of yet.”
Dr. William Kelley. Henrico Doctors Hospital, Richmond, VA
"Once you see the way patients recover, there is just no way you want to go back to larger incisions...."
Douglas A. Murphy, M.D., Cardiac Surgeon
"This is a significant milestone to minimize the trauma of surgery."
Dr. Craig Smith. Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
"Robotic assisted surgery is safe and effective, and is a new reality for American surgery."
Mark A. Talamini, M.D. et al
"As a trained surgical oncologist, the da Vinci System has allowed me to offer my patients a better cancer operation with improved clinical outcomes."
Thomas E. Ahlering, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology; Director, Urological Oncology
"In my experience, robotics allows for greater surgical precision which leads to improvements in cancer control, potency and urinary function."
Mani Menon, M.D., Director, Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System
“After … deciding upon a radical prostatectomy, I quickly did extensive research regarding my options. When I discovered information about the procedure using the da Vinci Surgical System, I was convinced that this was the only option for me. I was back to work after four and a half weeks and even played racquetball after six weeks.”
da Vinci Prostatectomy patient, aerospace design engineer
"I was home maybe three days [after coronary revascularization surgery] when I went shopping at the grocery store."
69 year-old da Vinci Coronary Revascularization patient
"I have not taken a Tylenol throughout the entire process..."
da Vinci Prostatectomy patient
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