Mississippi Center for Robotic Surgery

Surgical System RoboticsSt. Dominic’s Mississippi Center for Robotic Surgery offers patients the very best in minimally invasive, robotic surgery. Our team of surgeons and staff has been performing robotic assisted surgery since 2005 and has a combined experience of 170 years in providing patients procedures in this type of setting.

Robotic assisted surgery simply means that a surgeon can perform what were once complicated surgeries with long recovery periods through smaller incisions which offer faster recovery. A surgeon sits at a computer console that provides her a clearer view of the patient’s anatomy which normally can’t be seen with naked eye. From this console she controls robotic devices that have a wider range of motion and are more flexible than the human wrist and fingers.

With better vision and added range of motion most patients experience benefits of robotic surgery such as:

  • Less pain after surgery
  • Faster recoveries and return to normal routines
  • Less scarring – if any
  • And in most cases, better outcomes

Robotic assisted surgery can mean as little as one, two or three small incisions. Some procedures, like hysterectomies, used to be done through large (open) incisions but can now be done through a single incision for qualified candidates.

St. Dominic’s uses the da Vinci Surgical System, which is the most dependable and advanced equipment available for our patients

If you need any of the following procedures call tell your physician you would like your surgery scheduled at the St. Dominic’s Mississippi Center for Robotic Surgery

  • Gynecological procedures such as hysterectomy, oophorectomy, myomectomy, sacrocolpopexy, ovarian cystectomy, endometriosis resection and salpingectomy
  • General procedures like colon resections, ventral hernias, inguinal hernias, Nissen fundoplications, hiatal hernias, cholecystectomies
  • Urological procedures such as prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, adrenalectomy and pyeloplasty

Components of the da Vinci Surgical System

Surgeon Console

Surgeon Console

  • Using the da Vinci Surgical System, the surgeon operates seated comfortably at a console while viewing a high definition, 3D image inside the patient’s body.
  • The surgeon’s fingers grasp the master controls below the display with hands and wrists naturally positioned relative to his or her eyes.
  • The system seamlessly translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments
Patient-side Cart

Patient-side Cart

  • The patient-side cart is where the patient is positioned during surgery. It includes either three or four robotic arms that carry out the surgeon’s commands.
  • The robotic arms move around fixed pivot points.
  • The system requires that every surgical maneuver be under the direct control of the surgeon. Repeated safety checks prevent any independent movement of the instruments or robotic arms.
Endowrist Instruments

Endowrist Instruments

  • A full range of Endowrist instruments is available to the surgeon while operating.
  • The instruments are designed with seven degrees of motion – a range of motion even greater than the human wrist
  • Each instrument has a specific surgical mission such as clamping, suturing and tissue manipulation.
  • Quick-release levers speed instrument changes during surgery.
Vision System

Vision System

  • The vision system is equipped with a high-definition, 3D endoscope (flexible tube with a camera and light at the tip) and image processing equipment that provides true-to-life images of the patient’s anatomy.
  • A view of the operating field is available to the entire OR team on a large viewing monitor (vision cart). This widescreen view provides the surgical assistant at the patient’s side with a broad perspective and visualization of the procedure.