da Vinci Surgery
The da Vinci robot installed at Saint Joseph Hospital in August 2007 was the first da Vinci S, high-definition system in Kentucky. The da Vinci provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
For the patient, benefits may include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities and in many cases, better clinical outcomes
- The da Vinci uses a powerful camera that provides a magnified, 3-D image for the surgeon, who sits in a console during the procedure.
Learn more about da Vinci Gynecologic (hysterectomy) Surgery.
Learn more about da Vinci Urologic (prostate cancer) Surgery.
For more information about robotic surgery utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System, call 859.313.4746 or toll free at 877.313.4746.