| da Vinci Surgery
St. Cloud Hospital offers Central Minnesota a breakthrough surgical technology – the da Vinci robot.
Da Vinci surgery is an effective, minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopic surgery.
It provides surgeons with the precision, dexterity and control of traditional open surgery, but with incisions no bigger than a dime.
What are the benefits of da Vinci surgery?
- lower risk of infection
- less blood loss
- less scarring
- shorter hospital stay
- faster recovery
- quicker return to normal activities
How is da Vinci surgery different?
Unlike traditional surgery, the surgeon sits ten feet away from the patient at a special console. The surgeon looks into the console to see a highly magnified 3D image of the patient’s interior. Controls on the console allow the surgeon to navigate the da Vinci’s robotic arms and endoscopic camera through tiny dime-size incisions on the patient’s body. The robotic arms exceed a human’s natural range of motion and filter and scale the surgeon’s actions into precise micro-movements.
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Da Vinci Surgical Procedures at St. Cloud Hospital
Your doctor may recommend da Vinci surgery to treat cancer, bladder diverticulum, urachal cysts or other bladder conditions.
Learn more about the da Vinci surgeon:
Hysterectomy is performed for a variety of conditions, including excessive bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, cancer and pre-cancer. Talk to your doctor about whether a da Vinci Hysterectomy is right for you.
Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
The muscles in the pelvic floor can become weakened or damaged for a variety of reasons. Some reasons include childbirth, age and weight. Problems with the pelvic floor can cause discomfort, pain, pressure and urinary incontinence. Talk to your doctor about treatment options.
Learn more about the surgeons performing pelvic floor reconstructions
with the da Vinci robot at St. Cloud Hospital:
Da Vinci Prostatectomy has become the fastest growing treatment for prostate cancer in the United States. Recent studies suggest it may provide prostate cancer patients with improved cancer control and lower incidence of impotence and urinary incontinence.
If your doctor recommends surgery for a urinary obstruction or cancer, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci surgery.
Learn more about surgeons providing kidney surgeries with the da Vinci robot at St. Cloud Hospital:
As a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, we offer:
- Experienced weight loss surgeons
- Specially trained team providing compassionate care to meet your unique needs
- Pre- and post-surgery education to help you achieve long-term success
You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery or revisional bariatric surgery using the da Vinci robot. Talk to your doctor about your options.
Learn more about surgeons using da Vinci Surgery for bariatric procedures at St. Cloud Hospital:
Why choose St. Cloud Hospital for your da Vinci Surgery?
- Experience. St. Cloud Hospital has been performing da Vinci surgeries since 2005.
- Multiple robots. St. Cloud Hospital is one of only a few hospitals nationally with multiple da Vinci systems in use. The addition of the da Vinci Si in the summer of 2010 allows for more complex kidney, bladder and pelvic floor reconstruction cases.
- Quality. St. Cloud Hospital has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals for Urology” in 2006, 2008 and 2010, and currently is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
da Vinci Surgery - Frequently Asked Questions
St. Cloud Hospital Center for Surgical Care Patient Instructions
1406 Sixth Ave. N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(800) 835-6652 toll-free
(320) 255-5713 fax