Video overview of the technology that enables da Vinci minimally invasive surgery.
The physicians at Women's Cancer Care of Seattle have built expertise in a variety of advanced surgical techniques, including a specialization in robotic surgery using the da Vinci® S Robotic Surgical System.

Named after the legendary artist, who invented the first robot and who used three-dimensional detail to bring his art to life, the da Vinci S Surgical System creates a virtual extension of the surgeon's eyes and hands, using 3-D, high-definition vision and four robotic "hands" as extensions of the surgeon's own to go where human hands typically cannot.

Used for a wide variety of minimally invasive gynecologic surgical procedures including hysterectomy, da Vinci offers a state-of-the-art alternative to conventional laparoscopic and traditional open surgery methods. Guided by the surgeon, who sits at a separate viewing console, the da Vinci robot translates the natural movements of the surgeon's hands, wrists and fingers into micro-movements of the robot in order to create and maneuver within smaller incisions and to perform delicate and complex procedures with greater precision and dexterity.

Surgery using the da Vinci system offers our patients a variety of benefits, including:

  • Faster recovery and quicker return to normal activities
  • Less post-operative pain and scarring and less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Shorter hospital stay

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