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Da Vinci Surgical System

Surgeons in a variety of specialties at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital and Marion General Hospital use the da Vinci® Surgical System, the newest and most advanced technology for minimally invasive surgery (MIS).

The da Vinci® Surgical System provides powerful advances that:

  • Increase the surgeon's dexterity for difficult aspects of the minimally invasive procedure
  • Offer better visualization of anatomical structures by immersing the surgeon in a high-resolution three-dimensional image, instead of the two dimensional or "flat" video screen of traditional minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery with robotic technology creates less trauma for the patient, less risk of complications, less pain and blood loss, faster overall recovery time, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to normal activities.

Our expertise

At Riverside Methodist, Grant, Doctors Hospital, Dublin Methodist and Marion General, minimally invasive procedures using the da Vinci® Surgical System are routinely performed in the following specialties:

  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecological cancer
  • Thorascopic surgery
  • Urology 
  • Urologic gynecology (pelvic floor disorders)
  • Women's health

Not all patients are candidates for robot-assisted surgery. Talk to your healthcare provider about your individual situation.

These surgeons are fully credentialed to use the da Vinci® Surgical System robot at Riverside Methodist as of February 13, 2014 for robotic surgery:

These surgeons are fully credentialed to use the da Vinci® Surgical System robot at Grant Medical Center as of January 22, 2014 for robotic surgery:

These surgeons are fully credentialed to use the da Vinci® Surgical System robot at Doctors Hospital as of February 13, 2014 for robotic surgery:

These surgeons are fully credentialed to use the da Vinci® Surgical System robot at Dublin Methodist Hospital as of January 22, 2014 for robotic surgery:

These surgeons are fully credentialed to use the da Vinci® Surgical System robot at Marion General as of February 6, 2014 :


How it worksDa Vinci Surgical System

Under the guiding hand of an expert OhioHealth surgeon, the da Vinci® Surgical System is a tool that lends precision, dexterity and visualization for the physician beyond what is ordinarily possible –– resulting in many patient benefits. In essence, it becomes an extension of the surgeon’s own hands and eyes.

  • Minimally invasive (endoscopic) surgery is performed through several small incisions rather than a single large one.
  • A tiny camera (scope) is inserted and four robotic arms are ready with instruments for specific tasks, such as clamping or suturing.
  • The surgical team works next to the patient, preparing the incisions and supervising the robotic arms and tools.
  • The surgeon works at a console, immersed in a 3D image of the surgical field and fully in control of every surgical movement.

How you benefit

Because the incisions are small in minimally invasive surgery, the scars are small. There is no classic "zipper" scar that typically marks the body after traditional "open" surgery.

Also, minimally invasive surgery with robotic technology provides numerous benefits that include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities

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