Texas Health Resources continues to support surgeons on the medical staff with tools and processes on the forefront of medical science. Advanced robotic technology available at Texas Health hospitals allows physicians to leverage their surgical skills for the care and benefit of patients.
da Vinci® Surgical System
Surgeons on the medical staff at Texas Health hospitals are using the da Vinci® Surgical System, robotic technology that allows them to perform complex procedures with small incisions and far greater precision. While seated at a console next to the patient's bedside, the surgeon manipulates the da Vinci robot to address complex surgical cases with greater control and accuracy.
Find a da Vinci Surgeon
Use the pulldown menu above, or call 1-877-THR-WELL to find a physician trained on the da Vinci® Si robot.
Benefits for Patients
For many patients, surgery performed using the da Vinci® Surgical System has a number of benefits, including:
Smaller incisions (less than half-an-inch long)
Less blood loss
Lower risk of transfusion
A shorter hospital stay
Faster return to normal activities
Enhanced Dexterity, Visual Clarity
The da Vinci® system's command center provides surgeons three-dimensional, high-definition images, which provide superior visual clarity of target tissue and surrounding organs — with up to 10 times magnification. Plus, two separate HD optical channels are used to merge images for advanced depth perception.
The remote instrumentation provides dexterity and range of motion greater than the human hand. Other technologies in the system help replicate the experience of open surgery by preserving natural eye-hand instrument alignment and instrument control.
Tremor is eliminated; the right and left hand are ambidextrous; and the "hand" movements are extremely delicate.
Plano mom Nicole Pitcher isn’t one to want to sit around, but when her gallbladder attacks worsened she knew she needed surgery.
Surgeons on the medical staff at several Texas Health hospitals utilize the da Vinci® Surgical System to offer patients a wide range of minimally invasive procedures, including:
Hysterectomy (removal of uterus)
Nephrectomy (removal of kidney)
Prostatectomy (removal of prostate gland)
Cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder)
Hansen Robotic System
The Hansen Robotic system can be used to assist physicians when performing ablation procedures. Ablation is typically used for patients who are diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, more commonly known as an irregular heartbeat.
Physicians on the medical staff are able to perform the ablations faster and with more precision. With the Hansen system, the physician controls a catheter from a nearby station using a joystick. A three-dimensional map of the patient’s heart displayed on a computer screen helps him or her steer the catheter to abnormal areas with stable and predictable control, even in hard-to-reach cases.
As a result, patients experience less time under anesthesia and are exposed to less radiation. The Hansen Robotic system is currently offered at Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington, on the campus of Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.
Texas Health encourages you to consult with your physician to determine the surgical procedure most appropriate for your health care needs.
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