da Vinci® Surgical System

da Vinci Surgical System

The  da Vinci Surgical System enables skilled surgeons to perform complex and delicate procedures with great precision using very small incisions. Surgical procedures using da Vinci can offer a number of benefits for patients, including less blood loss, pain and scarring. Perhaps best of all, recovery times may be shorter following minimally invasive da Vinci surgery, and that means patients get to experience “life after surgery” even sooner.

Bristol Regional Medical Center and Holston Valley Medical Center feature da Vinci Si, introduced in 2009 by  Intuitive Surgical, Inc. This version of the da Vinci Surgical System offers enhanced, high-definition 3D imagery for superior clinical capability. And the single-site incision technology at Holston Valley, currently being used for gallbladder removal, has all the benefits of da Vinci, but with one incision.

In the hands of some of Wellmont’s most experienced surgical team members, it is among the very best surgical tools available for residents of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

da Vinci gallbladder surgeries

With the da Vinci system, doctors remove the gallbladder through a few small incisions in the abdomen using state-of-the-art precision instruments.

In da Vinci Single-Site surgery, the procedure is performed through one incision in the belly button, so patients who choose da Vinci Single-Site experience virtually scarless results.

Learn more about single-incision gallbladder surgery.

da Vinci urologic surgeries

Any type of urologic surgery can result in patient anxiety. But the da Vinci Surgical System’s minimally invasive approach helps take the anxiety out of urologic surgeries, including prostatectomies. That is one of the reasons why  da Vinci prostatectomy is the No. 1 choice for treatment of localized prostate cancer in the United States and is being chosen by more men and their physicians around the world.

Potential benefits of da Vinci prostatectomy include:

  • Effective cancer control
  • Improved and earlier return of sexual function
  • Improved and earlier return of continence
  • Improved results over traditional treatments

Clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery. Individual results may vary, and surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Ask your doctor about treatment options and their risks and benefits.

da Vinci gynecologic surgeries

Women facing gynecologic surgery – such as a hysterectomy – often face significant uncertainty and anxiety. So when surgery is recommended, knowing the available treatment options and talking with a physician about them can help ease those feelings and allow women to make an informed decision. Utilizing some of the latest, most advanced minimally invasive technology available, the da Vinci Surgical System may be safely and effectively used to perform a wide range of gynecologic procedures, including treatment for endometriosis, uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, excessive menstrual bleeding and cancers.

Potential benefits of  da Vinci hysterectomy include:

  • Increased precision and control during the procedure
  • Less pain than traditional hysterectomy
  • Decreased risk and reduced scarring through smaller incisions
  • Faster recovery times

Gynecologic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System is effective in procedures for many women, although there can be limits when a patient’s anatomy or condition is challenging or complex. Ask your doctor about treatment options and their risks and benefits.

da Vinci cardiac and thoracic surgeries

Wellmont CVA Heart Institute is the first group in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia to use the da Vinci Surgical System to perform cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures. Dr. William Messerschmidt is pioneering the use of robotic technology in the region for bypass surgeries and other chest procedures, maintaining the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute’s reputation for exceptional quality outcomes and offering faster recovery times for heart patients.

Wellmont robotic surgery

When patients in Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City and across the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia require surgery, there is no better place to turn for minimally invasive and non-invasive robotic surgical procedures than Wellmont – the region’s only healthcare provider offering experienced physicians performing surgical procedures with both CyberKnife and da Vinci. 

  Prostatecomy incision 

Hysterectomy incision

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