Robotic Surgery Program
Providence Tarzana Medical Center
At Providence Tarzana Medical Center, our dedication to medical excellence allows us to offer the latest advancements in robotics technology. We use this technology to provide each patient the most effective and precise robot-assisted surgical options.
Robot-assisted surgeries are high-tech procedures with the potential for significantly less pain, decreased risk of complications, shorter hospital stays and faster returns to normal daily activities.
Providence Tarzana Medical Center uses the Da Vinci System. This state-of-the-art machine has revolutionized the way we provide comprehensive and effective surgeries. With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions and use robotic arms to complete their procedures.
The da Vinci robot is made up of various arms attached to a base unit. The robot’s base is wired to a computer console, where every arm movement is controlled by a trained and experienced surgeon. The arms feature various tools, including:
- Endoscopic cameras for viewing inside the body
- Sharp, scissor-like instruments for cutting
- Wristed instruments with a high range of motion
- Sophisticated sewing tools that resemble tiny pliers
- Laser tools and miniature scalpels
The system’s endoscopic cameras create a magnified 3-D, high-definition vision system and its tiny wristed instruments can bend and rotate more than the human hand. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.
Thanks to our investment in the latest medical technology, patients who undergo robotic surgery have the opportunity to experience better outcomes and benefits. These include:
- Increased precision during surgery
- Reduced trauma
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Faster recovery
- Reduced risk of complications following surgery
- Reduced scarring
We’re able to use the latest in advanced medical technology to assist in:
- General surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
- Urologic surgery
- Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Spine surgery