Rockford Health System, the region's leader in surgery, is proud to be the region's exclusive home of the da Vinci Surgical System, the most advanced technology available in minimally-invasive robotic surgery for prostate cancer and other urologic conditions.
Urologists at Rockford Memorial Hospital began performing robotic prostatectomies in late 2007 with the da Vinci Surgical System, the most advanced technology available in minimally-invasive robotic surgery.
The system has been used in thousands of surgical procedures around the world and is found at the leading medical centers in the U.S. Local patients previously had to go to Chicago or Madison to access medical centers with da Vinci technology.
Benefits for Our Patients
Da Vinci allows surgeries to be performed through very small incisions, resulting in:
*Less post-operative pain and discomfort;
*Less scarring and faster recovery;
*Lesser chance of impotence and incontinence;
*Minimized blood loss;
*Reduced risk of infection;
*Shorter hospital stay; and
*The three-dimensional precision and accuracy of traditional surgery.
The da Vinci Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology that allows the surgeon's hand movements to be translated into precise movements of small instruments within the operating area. Da Vinci cannot be programmed on its own and requires that every surgical movement be performed with direct input from the surgeon.