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Robotic Surgery

At Knox Private Hospital we strive to ensure that we are at the forefront of advances in medical technology. We are proud to offer our patients access to the new da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System.

The surgical system offering the most advanced robotic technology allowing surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The multi-million dollar system provides patients with minimally invasive alternatives that reduce the costs and complications associated with open procedures. The latest system delivers more precise movements through its intuitive motion and ergonomic design, and a highly magnified view, virtually extending surgeons' eyes and hands.

Knox Private Hospital currently offers this advanced surgical option for the following specialties:

  • Urology
  • Gynaecological oncology
  • General surgery

Robot-assisted surgery mimics the surgeon's hands with robotic arms performing scaled-down, tiny movements within the body. The surgeon remains 100 per cent in control of the operation but the robot provides optimised 3D vision, magnification and motion tremor control, allowing the surgeon to operate high-tech instrumentation with greater dexterity and precision.

The da Vinici Surgical System expands doctors' human capabilities by enabling minimally invasive and more efficient access through the abdomen and chest. The latest model has expanded features and the new immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

How will robotic surgery benefit patients?

Traditionally, many complex procedures would require a large abdominal incision, commonly referred to as open surgery. In comparison, robotic surgery involves several small keyhole incisions, resulting in patients experiencing shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries.

Studies in robotic surgery have shown:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • A faster recovery
  • Smaller incisions with minimal scarring.

For further information on the da Vinci Si Surgical System please visit: www.davincisurgery.com

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