da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci® Surgical System is a robotic surgery tool that utilizes advanced, robotic computer and optical technology to perform a minimally invasive surgery. 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 vision system, special instruments and computer software that allows your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. da Vinci surgery is a less invasive technique than what is referred to as ‘open’ surgery.

With da Vinci surgery, the cuts made in your body by your surgeon are much smaller than the cut made during open surgery. da Vinci surgery is therefore considered minimally invasive surgery. This cutting-edge piece of medical equipment can be used in a variety of operations. Studies of da Vinci surgery have shown the following benefits in comparison to open surgery:

  • A faster recovery
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • Smaller incisions for minimal scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss

Methodist Healthcare is a frontrunner in minimally invasive surgery with robotic surgery available at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Methodist Hospital and its campuses, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Northeast Methodist Hospital and Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital.

Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted System

Methodist Texsan Hospital is proud to offer the latest advancement in orthopedic robotic surgery in San Antonio. The Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted System is used to help surgeons more precisely size, position, and align implants for each patient.