Surgical Services - da Vinci

Onslow is committed to improving the health of our community; the latest example of this commitment is the addition of the da Vinci Surgical System. This high tech surgical robot is revolutionizing the way physicians perform major surgeries. With the da Vinci Surgical System, Onslow Memorial's surgeons can provide the most effective, least invasive treatment available for a wide range of complex conditions. This means our patients have shorter hospital stays, less pain and scarring, and recover much faster.

Revolutionary, but there's still a surgeon in control.

da Vinci is called a surgical robot, but the surgeon is in control. A special console provides the surgeon magnified 3D images of the surgical area and hand controls that move the surgical instruments with precision that isn’t possible from human hands. da Vinci’s movements are the doctor’s movements but better, allowing access through incisions many times smaller than a surgeon’s hand and a steadiness and range-of-motion that humans can’t accomplish. da Vinci’s eyes are the surgeon’s eyes, only better — microscopic cameras provide unprecedented views into the tiniest of areas allowing incredible surgical accuracy.

Why minimally invasive surgery is better.

By using tiny incisions, minimally invasive surgery allows patients to recover with less pain. Another benefit is a shorter hospital stay, allowing patients to resume their normal lives as soon as possible. These are big advantages over open surgery, which can also leave a large scar.

da Vinci Procedures

This means that with da Vinci, you can have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions. To date, the da Vinci minimally invasive approach has been successfully used for everything from heart surgery to cancer surgery, to treat conditions as diverse as prostate cancer, endometrial cancer, morbid obesity and mitral valve regurgitation. In short, with the da Vinci Surgical System, Onslow Memorial's surgeons can provide the most effective, least invasive treatment available for a wide range of complex conditions.