A robot that can help you heal

Robotic Surgery

Bay Area Hospital’s da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgery System puts your surgeon’s hands on the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. This exciting technology provides surgeons with a minimally invasive alternative to traditional “open” surgery or conventional laparoscopy.

As a result, you may be able to recover faster than you otherwise could after major surgery. That means returning to your normal life sooner.

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How robotic surgery works

How robotic surgery works

Unlike robots in the movies, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System can’t walk, talk, or transform itself into a car. Even though it’s commonly called a “robot,” the da Vinci system can’t do anything on its own. Instead, the robot expands your surgeon’s capabilities by offering a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive option for major surgery.

Robotic technology translates the doctor’s hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments. With da Vinci, your surgeon uses tiny incisions to insert miniaturized instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. The da Vinci console gives your surgeon a magnified, high-resolution, 3D image of the surgical site inside your body.

Why robotic surgery?

Potential benefits of robotic-assisted surgery include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Smaller incisions for minimal scarring

Types of surgeries

The range of surgical procedures performed with robotic assistance keeps growing. Many of the procedures being performed robotically at Bay Area Hospital fall into these categories:

Firefly Fluorescence Imaging

For some robotic-assisted procedures, surgeons at Bay Area Hospital employ Firefly Fluorescence Imaging to improve visibility of the surgical area. Firefly’s imaging capability provides real-time, image-guided identification of key anatomical landmarks for precise surgical maneuverability.
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What our patients say

See what some of our patients say about robotic-assisted surgery at Bay Area Hospital. 

More information

Consult your surgeon to find out whether robotic surgery is right for you. 

To learn more about robotic surgery, visit the da Vinci website. Click here.


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