General Surgery

The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to perform complex procedures through small, 1 to 2 centimeter, incisions. For most patients, minimally-invasive procedures offer many potential benefits over open surgeries including shorter hospital stay, less pain, less scarring, less risk of infection, less blood loss, fewer blood transfusions, faster recovery and a quicker return to normal activities.

The da Vinci Surgical System can be used across a broad range of general surgical procedures, including:

  • Hiatal hernia                                                                
  • Colon resection                                                              
  • Nissen fundoplication, or surgery to treat GERD                                                  
  • Rectopexy, a surgical procedure used to correct rectal prolapse
  • Adrenalectomy, surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands
  • Esophagogastrectomy, surgery to remove the esophagus and part of the stomach                                              
  • Single-site cholecystectomy, or gallbladder surgery