WCH Robotic-Assisted Surgery
The latest and most advanced surgical technology
Robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System offers patients the latest and most advanced surgical technology. Wooster Community Hospital implemented this revolutionary system in 2012.
With robotic assistance, the instruments have six degrees of freedom (forward/back, up/down, right/left) – meaning it can mimic any motion a surgeon’s hand can do. And it can do so while taking up less space than a human hand.
Robotic-assisted surgery has made it easier for surgeons to reach places that they normally couldn’t with laparoscopic surgery. The robot also improves visualization because surgeons are seeing their work in 3D rather than 2D.
Because the procedure is minimally invasive, it has many additional advantages over traditional open surgery, including:
- Less pain and scarring
- Reduced risk of wound infections
- Faster post-surgery recovery
A number of different types of surgical procedures can be performed using the da Vinci system. At WCH, we use robotic-assisted surgery to perform:
Watch this brief video to learn more about robotic-assisted surgery at Wooster Community Hospital.
Want to find out more? Visit the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System website, or the website of its maker, Intuitive.
If you need surgery, ask your doctor if you’re a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery at Wooster Community Hospital or call us at (330) 263-8100.