Robot FAQ

What is robotic-assisted surgery?

Robotic surgery requires only a minimal incision and places a higher level of precision in the hands of a skilled surgeon. Incredibly accurate 3-dimensional planning facilitates optimal surgical accuracy, often resulting in reduced pain, faster recovery and improved outcomes. The da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery system is a minimally invasive surgery technique, developed to enable surgeons to perform extremely accurate procedures with minimal incisions, minimal pain and maximum positive patient outcomes. Patients often report shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries and a quicker return to their daily life.

Can anyone have da Vinci® surgery?

Many procedures can now be performed using da Vinci® surgery. Consult your physician and/or a qualified surgeon to find out if robotic-assisted surgery is your best course of action.

How long does it take to recover from da Vinci® surgery?

Many patients experience significantly shorter recovery times with da Vinci® surgery over traditional surgeries. Your specific recovery time will vary depending on age, type of procedure, and other factors.

How do I know if robotic surgery is right for me?

Every patient’s situation and condition is unique. Consult a qualified surgeon to find out if robotic-assisted surgery is right for you.

How do I find a surgeon?

Consult our Find a Provider search, where you will find several highly experienced surgeons qualified and trained to perform robotic-assisted surgery.

Does robotic-assisted surgery have a higher success rate than traditional procedures?

No surgical technique can guarantee a successful outcome. However, indications are that patients having undergone robotic-assisted surgeries report a greater percentage of successful outcomes over traditional surgeries.

Can all surgeries be done with da Vinci® technology, or only some?

The da Vinci® surgical system has become widely used for many surgical procedures, and many more applications are being developed every day.