We are one of the first medical centers in Virginia and in the country to have offered treatment with an advanced robotic surgery system. In 2001, Carilion Clinic began using the da Vinci ® Surgical System as part of our mission to deliver the latest, most innovative, cutting-edge technology to our patients in western Virginia. The system consists of a surgeon's console, a patient-side cart, a high performance vision system and proprietary instruments. Using da Vinci ®, the surgeon operates the console, which shows a 3-D image of the surgical area. Instrument controls below the display seamlessly translate the surgeon's movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside your body.
Benefits to you of this minimally invasive approach include:
- Faster recovery times
- Less post-operative pain
- Fewer complications
Carilion now offers numerous robotic surgeries using da Vinci ® including: