Robotic surgical technologies have already started to change the way
surgeons operate inside the chest—in particular for procedures performed
on the lungs and esophagus.
With the use of the da Vinci® System, thymectomies
and other potentially traumatic procedures can be performed through one
to two centimeter incisions, without spreading or cutting the breastbone
or ribs, thereby minimizing blood loss, pain and scarring.
Studies suggest that this less invasive approach can greatly reduce
recovery time, pain and trauma associated with thoracic surgery.
For most patients, minimally invasive thoracic procedures performed with
the da Vinci Surgical System can offer numerous potential
benefits over open-chest surgery, including:
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