CHI Health St. Elizabeth offers the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical technology available. St. Elizabeth was one of the first hospitals in the region to offer robotic-assisted surgery, and we are proud to offer the latest features in minimally-invasive surgery for these conditions:
- Cardiovascular and Thoracic
- General surgery
How Robotic-assisted Surgery Works
Robotic-assisted surgery is an effective, minimally invasive alternative to open surgery and laparoscopic surgery. It is performed through small incisions using fully articulating micro-instruments.
The Robot Does Not Replace Your Surgeon
It is important to note that robotic-assisted surgery does not place a robot at the controls, your surgeon is controlling every aspect of the surgery with its assistance. It cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. The da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon. It is essentially an extension of your surgeon's hands.
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain after the surgery
- Lower risk of infection
- Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
- Less scarring & improved cosmetic healing
- Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities