Your digestive tract converts food into energy and nutrients to fuel your body. The digestive tract or system is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and gastrointestinal tract (GI tract – stomach and intestines).
Is a condition in your digestive tract affecting your health and quality of life? When lifestyle changes, medicine or other treatments do not ease your symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery.
Surgery may include: open surgery (through a large incision) and laparoscopy – also known as minimally invasive surgery (through a few small incisions). Minimally invasive surgery can be done using traditional laparoscopy or robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgery.
Know Your OptionsIf minimally invasive surgery is an option for you, ask about da Vinci Surgery.
da Vinci General Surgery procedures:
- Bariatric Surgery (gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy)
- Heller Myotomy (surgery for patients with achalasia – swallowing disorder)
- Gastrectomy (stomach cancer surgery)
- Hernia Repair
- Cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery)
- Nissen Fundoplication (acid reflux surgery)
- Pancreatectomy (Benign)
- Pancreatectomy (Cancer)
When Is Single-Site Technology Used and What Are the Risks?
da Vinci Surgery with Single-Site® Instruments is cleared for use in gallbladder removal, and for hysterectomy and ovary removal for benign conditions. Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci Surgery, including da Vinci Surgery with Single-Site Instruments. There may be an increased risk of incision-site hernia with single-incision surgery, including Single-Site surgery with the da Vinci System.
Important Safety Information
Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to http://www.daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for Important Safety Information.
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