Robotically-assisted minimally invasive surgery represents a third generation of surgery, one which builds upon the advances of open surgery that were introduced by minimally invasive surgery. Robotic technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand, introducing precise, versatile instrument movement combined with three-dimensional visualization of the operative site. This means small skin incisions, precise surgery, less pain, less discomfort and the patients are able to return back to their normal activity very quickly.
Since program inception (5/25/10), Crittenton has performed over 700 cases and has had to expand hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday to accommodate the demand for the growing popularity of robotic technology.
Crittenton uses the The da Vinci® Surgical System which provides patients with a minimally invasive treatment option for a range of complex gynecologic conditions. The da Vinci® Surgical System is being used by more than 1,450 academic and community hospital sites, while sustaining growth in excess of 25% annually.