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The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System uses advanced technology to provide a more effective and less invasive treatment compared to alternative open surgery. Benefits many patients see include:

  • Faster recovery
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less scarring
  • Significantly less post-surgery pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss

The Renown Institute for Robotics has skilled surgeons who perform multiple specialty surgeries.

da Vinci Xi

Renown now offers the latest technology in surgical robotics — the da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. This fourth-generation da Vinci System combines more than 20 years of surgical enhancements, translating to less time in the operating room, smaller incisions for patients, less blood loss and less pain. Renown is the first health network on the west coast and only fourth in the world to utilize the newest in da Vinci Robotic Surgery. The physician-guided da Vinci Xi offers 3-D high definition visualization, giving surgeons a magnified view, enhanced dexterity, and greater precision and control. In addition, this newest technology is optimized for complex, multi-quadrant surgeries. Key features of the da Vinci Xi System include:


  • A new instrument arm architecture designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position, which translates into reduced pain at the surgical site
  • A new endoscope digital architecture for a simpler, more compact design that offers improved visual definition and clarity during surgery
  • Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion than ever before
  • Longer instrument shafts designed to give surgeons greater reach and access during surgery

With the new da Vinci Xi, Renown is able to provide state-of-the-art surgery for patients undergoing hysterectomies; complex general surgeries; and surgeries for gynecologic cancers, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, kidney disease, and liver disease.

Hysterectomy & Gallbladder Surgery

Hysterectomy-GallbladderThe Single-Site da Vinci Robotic Surgery for hysterectomy and gallbladder removal allows for a single incision in the patient’s navel, instead of three or five incisions with other surgeries. Renown was one of the first hospitals in the country to offer this procedure.

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Gynecologic Surgeries

Under the leadership of Dr. Peter C. Lim, the Renown Institute for Robotic Surgery is one of only 20 epicenters for gynecologic surgery in the nation. We offer both cancer and non-cancer surgeries. When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions.

For complex gynecologic procedures, da Vinci physician-guided Robotic Surgery is the least invasive treatment option. Through a tiny 1- to 2-centimeter incision, surgeons can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes. The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is utilized for the following gynecological conditions:


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Heart Surgery

Renown’s Institute for Heart & Vascular Health continues to implement innovative methods for preventing and treating heart disease, including the physician-guided da Vinci robotic Surgical System. This system provides patients with complex cardiothoracic procedures — surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the chest, such as mitral valve repair.

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da Vinci Mitral Valve Repair

Surgical repair involves delicate reconstruction of native valve tissues to restore proper function. The most common approach to repair sawing open the breastbone and spreading the ribs to gain direct access to the heart. With conventional open-heart surgery, cutting the sternum and opening the rib cage can significantly prolong healing time, increasing risk of serious complications and infection. If your doctor recommends surgery to treat mitral valve prolapse, you may be a candidate for da Vinci mitral valve repair — an alternative to conventional open heart surgery. The potential benefits of da Vinci are many:

  • Unparalleled precision and control through fewer, smaller incisions
  • Repair valve vessels using artificial value
  • No need to take life-long blood thinners
  • Minimized need for future valve operations
  • Reduced risk of surgical complications
  • Higher long-term survival rate
  • Improved heart function

A recent study suggests that the da Vinci System enables surgeons to complete 50 percent more repairs than with an open surgical approach.

Colorectal Cancer Surgery

ColorectalCancer of the colon or rectum forms in the lining of the intestine wall and spreads to lymph nodes and other organs over time. The third most common form of cancer for both men and women, each year more than 150,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the United States.

Surgery is the most common treatment for colorectal cancer. Regular open colorectal cancer surgery can be painful, carry a high risk of infection and require an extended hospital stay. Patients who qualify for da Vinci Surgery see the many benefits.

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Prostate Cancer Surgery

Internal, Marketing, Public RelationsPhysician-guided da Vinci prostate surgery is quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. Studies suggest that da Vinci prostatectomy may be the most effective and least invasive prostate surgery performed today, offering precise removal of cancerous tissue and a faster return to potency and continence. Although any diagnosis of cancer can be traumatic, the good news is that with da Vinci Surgery, the likelihood of a complete recovery from prostate cancer without long-term side effects is better than ever.

Thoracic Chest Surgery

If you have lung cancer or esophageal cancer, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. Because da Vinci Surgery is performed through a few tiny incisions between the ribs, patients avoid both a large incision and the possibility of having ribs spread. The result is a shorter hospital stay, less scaring, less pain and a faster recovery time.

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Digestive Surgery

The da Vinci Surgery System is a treatment option for many digestive conditions including pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer and esophageal cancer. The most advanced technology available, the da Vinci Surgical System enables doctors to can perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with magnified vision and breakthrough dexterity precision and control.


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