Dr. Weix and Dr. Chandrashekara are performing ground breaking work here at Medical City Las Colinas. Both physicians have undergone extensive training, and are now performing single-site hysterectomies using the da Vinci robot at our facility. Not only is this procedure new to the hospital, it is new to our community. Medical City Las Colinas is the FIRST hospital in Irving to offer this service!
What is the da Vinci Surgical System?
The da Vinci Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic, computer and optical technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by your surgeon. The da Vinci Surgical System has a 3D high definition (3D-HD) vision system, special instruments and computer software that allow your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The 3D-HD image is highly magnified, so your surgeon has a close-up view of the area he or she is operating on. The da Vinci instruments have mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist – allowing your surgeon to make small, precise movements inside your body. And, da Vinci software can minimize the effects of a surgeon’s hand tremors on instrument movements.
The benefits of robotic surgery include:
- A shorter hospital stay
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less need for narcotic pain medicine
- A faster recovery
- Smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring
The graphic below provides a visual of the scaring associated with hysterectomies.
The far left is the traditional surgery vs. the far right with the single-site hysterectomy.
To contact the physicians performing Single-Site Hysterectomies at our facility call our Physician Referral Line: (972) 969-2010