Surgical care with advanced precision
Robotic Surgery at Winchester Hospital
Precision is important any time you have surgery. But in complex operations, it becomes even more crucial. Robotic surgery at Winchester Hospital offers you an extra level of precision.
Our skilled and experienced surgeons use the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System. This state-of-the-art technology is helpful in a wide range of operations. You get the highest level of surgical care without having to travel far from home.
Winchester Hospital is highly experienced in these robotic procedures. We were the first community hospital in eastern Massachusetts to use the da Vinci system. Today, we perform more than 500 robotic surgery procedures each year. You can feel confident you’re in good hands with our surgical team.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may have heard of robotic surgery. But you may not know a lot about it. Here are answers to commonly asked questions.
When you have robotic surgery, a highly trained surgeon performs your operation. Your doctor uses a surgical robot to help with the procedure. The surgeon is in control of the robot at all times.
The robot has surgical instruments attached to mechanical arms. There is also an arm with a camera. Through tiny incisions, surgeons place the camera and instruments inside your body. We then control the arms from a computer console, where we have a magnified view of the surgical site. The robotic arms allow us to use intricate hand, wrist and finger movements. This provides precise access to areas of your inner body that would otherwise be difficult to reach.
Robotic surgery uses tiny incisions. As a result, it’s a type of minimally invasive surgery. For you, this may mean:
- Earlier return of bowel function after gastric surgery
- Faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Less scarring
- Lower risk of infections and blood loss
- Quicker return to normal activity