We offer a wide range of minimal invasive procedures as well, so before undergoing major surgery, consider these high-tech solutions that offer less pain quicker recovery and faster results.
Some surgeries that can be performed using the da Vinci Surgical System are:
- Tubal Ligation
With the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. As a result, da Vinci® enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.
The da Vinci® System represents the latest in surgical and robotic technologies. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci® System at all times. da Vinci® technology translates your surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
See Dr. Toft and Dr. Grootwassink demonstration the da Vinci Surgical System at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair
Da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
Some people do look at you strangely when you mention using a robot for surgery,” admits Dr. Gregg Tiegen. “But after you explain how it works and the advantages you gain,” they’re all for it.
The advantages of robotic surgery are quite remarkable. By using several small incisions—“about the size of your pinky”, states Dr. Teigen—OBGYN West doctors are able to carefully guide surgical instruments and a magnifying camera into their patient without making the traditional, and large, 3-4 inch incision. Because of the magnification, explains Dr. Wes Grootwassink, “I can literally sew using suture I can’t see with my naked eye” and “do more delicate work than I could do with my hands” unassisted.
“There are not that many hysterectomies and other procedures we can’t do this way,” explains Dr. Heegaard. The result: What once required potentially months of recuperation and restriction can “usually be a same day procedure,” says Dr. Christine “Tina” Larson, “where you can be admitted in the morning and go home that same evening.” “OBGYN West has really been on the forefront of these procedures in the Twin Cities,” explains Dr. Heegaard. In fact, “we were asked by da Vinci to be the first group at Fairview Southdale to be trained in this. There aren’t that many people who do it.”
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