da Vinci Robotics
When it comes to technology, WakeMed is on the cutting edge. We proudly use the latest in surgical equipment - namely, the da Vinci Surgical System - offered at WakeMed Raleigh Campus, WakeMed Cary Hospital and WakeMed North Healthplex.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
da Vinci at WakeMed
The da Vinci was introduced at the WakeMed Raleigh Campus in October 2004. The precision it offers surgeons, coupled with significant patient benefits, prompted the purchase of a second da Vinci Surgical System for WakeMed Cary Hospital in 2006. In 2013, a da Vinci Surgical System was installed at WakeMed North Healthplex.
In WakeMed's early years using the da Vinci surgical system, urologists primarily treated prostate cancer, ureteropelvic junction obstruction and kidney cancers. Now, more OB/GYNs, ENTs and general surgeons are using the da Vinci for procedures like removing uterine fibroids, correcting pelvic organ prolapse, performing hysterectomies and repairing hernias.
Many of these procedures are being performed as a result of the collaboration between different specialty physicians, enabling a broader range of complex surgical procedures that would have previously required open surgery.
Not all urologic, gynecologic, ENT, cardiothoracic and general surgical patients qualify for a da Vinci procedure, but many do. For information about the da Vinci system or to find out if you are a candidate, please speak to your physician.