Reston, VA General Robotic Surgery

If medicine or lifestyle changes do not ease your symptoms, Dr. Sachse may recommend surgery. Traditional open surgery allows surgeons to see and touch your organs. It requires doctors to make a large incision in your abdomen – large enough to fit their hands and instruments inside your body.

For patients diagnosed with urological conditions such as stomach and pancreatic cancer, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis and obesity, the minimally invasive da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to invasive traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopic surgery.

With minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy), Dr. Sachse can operate through a few small incisions with long-handled instruments. A tiny camera and video monitor guide surgeons as they operate.

How Does Robotic Surgery Work?

Using the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons operate through a few small incisions – similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System provides your surgeon with a 3D HD view inside your body. da Vinci has special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.

State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies for both simple and complex procedures. Your doctor controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.

For patients with Gallbladder Disease, Single-Site TM da Vinci Surgery is performed through one small incision through the navel (belly button). These patients typically experience virtually scarless results.

Depending upon the patient and the procedure, key benefits include less plain, fewer complications, a shortened hospital stay, faster recovery and less scaring.

da Vinci® Surgery for a Range of Surgical Procedures

State-of-the-art, minimally invasive da Vinci® Surgery is being used in a variety of surgical procedures traditionally performed by traditional open or laparoscopic approaches. These robotically assisted procedures include:

  • da Vinci® Surgery for Gallbladder Disease (Cholecystectomy). A very precise, virtually scarless, single incision procedure to remove a diseased gallbladder.
  • da Vinci® Surgery for Hernias. Used to repair a hernia in the abdomen or groin area.
  • da Vinci® Surgery for Obestity (Gastric Bypass). A successful, minimally invasive alternative to weight loss surgery.

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