Interested in a shorter hospital stay with a faster recovery period? Sophisticated, robotic-assisted surgery at could provide you with exactly that. WellSpan surgeons are utilizing the minimally-invasive da Vinci® robotic surgery system for a number of advanced surgical procedures. The superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort of the da Vinci® Surgical System makes it possible for your surgeon to perform complex procedures through a few tiny openings. As a result, you will probably be able to get back to normal activities faster without the usual prolonged recovery following major surgery.
WellSpan York Hospital has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery from Surgical Review Corporation, a nonprofit patient safety organization, showing our commitment to excellence and providing high quality, safe and effective surgical care that matches the skills of our expert surgeons.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgery system offers numerous benefits, including:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss and need for transfusion
- Fewer complications including lower risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stays
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
- Smaller incisions resulting in minimal scaring
- Greater patient satisfaction
Though it is often called a "robot," the da Vinci robotic system cannot act on its own. Instead, your surgery is performed entirely by the surgeon.
Surgical procedures that will be performed with the da Vinci® Surgical System include:
- Hernia repairs
- Gallbladder surgery
- Gynecological surgery: hysterectomies, ovarian surgeries and uterine surgeries
- Thoracic surgery
- Urologic surgery
- Bariatric surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- General surgery
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