Robotic Surgery

To learn more about robotic surgery at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center and top doctor Dr. Carson Wong, medical director of the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, view this Hospital Spotlight from the March-April 2012 issue of MD News.

The da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System utilized at UH Parma Medical Center provides the most advanced option in minimally invasive surgery for patients under the care of surgeons specializing in:

  • urology,  
  • gynecology, 
  • general surgery, and
  • bariatric surgery.

Taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand, the da Vinci® Si™ extends minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients. Commonly known as robotic surgery, procedures performed with the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System are completely controlled by the surgeon. The surgeon guides the systems from a control console in the operating room, and the robotic system translates his or her hand movements into minute movements of tiny instruments that are placed inside the body. 

The da Vinci® Si™ has several unique features that provide clinical benefits in the operating room, with enhanced, 3D high-definition viewing of the operative field and magnification up to 10x for superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy. These technological advancements provide surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. 

Benefits for the patients include:

  • Less blood loss during surgery
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Shorter hospital stay 
  • Fewer complications
  • Quicker return to normal activities

“We believe that the new features of the da Vinci Si System will help us provide the best possible outcomes and is proof of our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery,” said Carson Wong, MD, medical director, Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at UH Parma Medical Center. “I came here to deliver the type of care one would expect from a large academic medical center, but in a more personalized setting.”