DaVinci Surgery for Kidney Conditions

A Less Invasive Approach

open incision
Open surgery

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DaVinci surgery

If your doctor recommends surgery for a kidney condition, you may be a candidate for a new, minimally invasive approach-daVinci surgery. DaVinci surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to help your doctor perform a more precise operation than conventional instrumentation allows.

DaVinci surgery for kidney conditions incorporates the best techniques of open surgery and applies them to a robot-assisted, minimally invasive approach. The precision and dexterity afforded by the daVinci Surgical System's advanced instrumentation facilitates a minimally invasive approach for treating kidney disorders and kidney cancer. (In da Vinci nephrectomy, one incision is enlarged for removal of the kidney.)

DaVinci Surgery offers numerous potential benefits over a conventional open surgery, including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer transfusions
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Increased potential for kidney preservation in certain prescribed cancer operations
  • Better clinical outcomes, in many cases

As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is patient- and procedure-specific.