Surgical Services

da Vinci ™ Robotics: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Thanks to the latest evolution in surgical technology, physicians now have an effective alternative to traditional open surgery and laparoscopy that allows them to provide patients with the best of both approaches. With the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons can now operate using only 1-2 cm incisions, but with greater precision and control than ever before. da Vinci can help surgeons minimize the pain and risk associated with surgery while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

Covenant Health urological and gynecological surgeons are the first to offer the robotic-assisted surgical system for patients in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Since 2005, Covenant physicians have successfully performed more than 100 robotic surgeries, allowing patients a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery time and less scarring than other surgical options.

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While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci ® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

As a result of these new technologies, patients may experience the following benefits:

  • Reduced trauma to the body;
  • Less anesthesia;
  • Often less blood loss and need for transfusions;
  • Less post-operative pain and discomfort;
  • Less risk of infection;
  • Shorter hospital stay;
  • Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities; and
  • Less scarring and improved cosmesis.

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