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 1-2 cm 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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