Single-Site Surgical Options

FDA approves additional Single-Site da Vinci surgery to increase offerings at Adena

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  • Adena Regional Medical Center

The newest single-site robotic-assisted procedure was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February 2013. Now at Adena Health System, in addition to gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), women can benefit from Single-Site da Vinci® surgery for benign hysterectomy and removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries (salpingo-oophorectomy).

While hundreds of thousands of robotic-assisted surgeries have been performed since the technology was approved by the FDA in 2000, Single-Site instrumentation was introduced in 2011, offering even more benefits to patients and surgeons.

Traditional da Vinci gynecological procedures require multiple 1-2 cm incisions in various parts of the abdomen. With the new Single-Site instrumentation, a 3D camera and the other necessary surgical instruments are inserted via a single 2-cm incision through the navel (belly button). This placement means that in addition to the typical benefits of da Vinci surgery, the scar is nearly invisible.

Single-Site procedures offer the same benefits of multi-port da Vinci-assisted surgeries for cholecystectomy, hysterectomy and oophorectomy. Your surgeon has a high-definition, 3D view of the surgical site and precise control over the surgical instrumentation. Plus, with this minimally invasive surgery, you’ll experience less pain and blood loss, and a faster recovery.

To find out more about Single-Site da Vinci surgery, talk to your doctor or make an appointment to discuss your options with an Adena robotics surgeon.

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