Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery
Otsego Memorial Hospital has already been offering minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery – surgery that uses small incisions and allows a doctor to see inside a patient’s body using a tiny camera attached to a tube – and now the hospital is offering a new type of state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery with the addition of the da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci Surgical System features a 3-D high-definition vision system with tiny instruments that bend and rotate in sync with a surgeon’s movements, offering surgeons greater precision, enhanced vision, and greater control. OMH is only the second hospital in northern lower Michigan to offer the da Vinci Surgical System to patients for minimally invasive surgeries.
FREE Hernia Screening & da Vinci® Test Drive Event
February 22nd, Noon – 4:00pm at the Ellison place
Join OMH Surgeons for a free hernia screening and to learn about this common but overlooked condition. You’ll also learn about our new robotically-assisted surgical treatment method, the da Vinci® Surgical System, and have the chance to test drive the device yourself!
A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that normally holds it in place. Hernias are more common in men, but women can also develop them.
Symptoms of a hernia include:
- Pain or discomfort in the affected area (usually lower abdomen), especially when bending over, coughing, or lifting
- Bulge or lump in the affected area
- Weakness, pressure, or a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen
- Burning, gurgling, or aching sensation at the site of the bulge
- In some cases patients have no symptoms, which is why screening is so important.
Test Drive The da Vinci Demo Unit
Step into the shoes of an OMH Surgeon and see for yourself why the da Vinci® Surgical System is making waves at OMH. Sit in the cockpit of a demonstration model, control the machine yourself, and see the 3D camera operating in real time while performing simulated surgeries.
What is da Vinci Surgery and how can it help me?
da Vinci Surgery is a less invasive technique than what is referred to as “open” surgery. With da Vinci Surgery, the cuts (incisions) made in your body by your surgeon are much smaller than the cut made during open surgery. da Vinci Surgery is therefore considered “minimally invasive surgery.” Studies of da Vinci Surgery have shown the following benefits in comparison to open surgery:
- Faster recovery time
- Shorter hospital stays
- Smaller or fewer incisions
- Less scarring than traditional open surgery
- Decreased risk of infection and bleeding
- Less pain
When is the da Vinci System Used?
The da Vinci Surgical System is available for use in the following specialty areas:
®da Vinci is a registered trademark of Intuitive, Surgical, Inc.