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Sanford Robotic-Assisted Surgery
A new view on surgeryThe eyes of a hawk are eight to 10 times more powerful than that of a human. This keen eyesight allows hawks to see a very small object from a mile away. In the world of surgery, enhanced vision is a significant advantage, as seeing close up is one of the most important aspects of a surgeon's job.
da Vinci Surgical System
Sanford Health now offers the da Vinci® Surgical System, which allows our skilled surgeons to perform complex procedures in a minimally invasive fashion, which means tiny incisions, minimal scarring and a quicker return to your normal activities. Sanford Health is the first and only healthcare provider in the Bismarck-Mandan area to offer this innovative technology, which is the most-advanced available for minimally invasive surgery.
How it works
Though it is called a robot, the da Vinci® Surgical System cannot act on its own. Our skilled surgeons control every movement. Robotic-assisted surgery provides surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3-D vision and a magnified view thanks to a small camera inserted into the body through a minor incision. The surgeon has control over the robotic system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments that enter the body through other minor incisions. The instruments mimic—and, at times, exceed—the complex movements of the human hand and wrist.
Sanford Health uses robotic-assisted surgery for the following procedures: