Our Obstetrics/Gynecology TeamBarbara Peschong, MD Mary Schultz, MD Robert Schuster, MD Kristen Witkowski, MD
da Vinci Surgical SystemWHAT IS IT?• A sophisticated robotic platformdesigned to expand the surgeon’scapabilities and offer a minimallyinvasive option for major surgery.• Provides physicians with enhanceddetail and precision• System can simulate an opensurgical environment while allowingoperation through tiny incisions.
Why da Vinci?• Greater surgical precision, increased range ofmotion, improved dexterity, enhancedvisualization and improved access.• Surgeons can operate through tiny incisions ofone to two centimeters.
What Procedures Can Be Performed?• Urologic, gynecologic, thoracoscopic andthoracoscopically-assisted cardiotomy procedures.• da Vinci Surgery is also used to treat the followinggeneral surgery conditions:– Obesity– Stomach cancer– Pancreatic disease (pancreatitis and cancer)– Achalasia (swallowing disorder)– Gallbladder disease and stones
Patient Benefits• Compared to an open procedure, theda Vinci procedures may lead to shorterhospital stay, less pain, less risk ofinfection, less blood loss, fewertransfusions, less scarring, faster recovery anda quicker return to work and normal dailyactivities.
da Vinci Operation• Surgeon is immersed in a3D-HD surgical field with upto 10x magnification• Surgeon directs everymovement of the tinyinstruments using consolecontrols
da Vinci Operation (continued)• The da Vinci® System scales andreplicates the surgeon’s handmovements, while minimizinghand tremors• da Vinci allows surgeons tooperate with enhancedvision, precision, dexterity andcontrol even during the mostcomplex procedures
Surgical Risks• All surgeries involve the risk of complications.Before deciding on surgery, discuss all treatmentoptions with your healthcare provider.• Surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may notbe appropriate for everyone; it may not beapplicable to your condition. Ask your healthcareprovider about all treatment options, as well as therisks and benefits. Only your doctor can determinewhether da Vinci surgery is appropriate for you.
Our Collective Goal: Patients First• Care for patients’ overall, long-term health• Ensure patients are aware of all treatmentoptions for their conditions• Provide the treatment most appropriate for eachpatient – most effective, least invasive