DaVinci Surgery for Kidney Conditions
A Less Invasive Approach
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.