da Vinci Robotics

What is da Vinci® robotic surgery?

da_vinci_robotThe most advanced robotic surgery platform in the world, the da Vinci® consists of two key components:

  • the surgeon’s console, where the surgeon sits and controls the robot, and
  • the patient-side cart, where robotic arms are connected to various surgical instruments that come in contact with the patient

Sitting at the main console of the state-of-the-art da Vinci® robotic surgery platform, Dr. Rashidi sees vital anatomical structures with 3-D high-definition clarity magnified six times their normal size. This enhanced clarity of vision sets the stage for a more precise robotic surgery procedure.

Types of Procedures

American Advanced Surgery utilizes the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform the following robotic surgery procedures for these conditions:

  • Adrenal gland tumor / Adrenalectomy
  • Colon cancer / colon resection / colectomy
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) / Hiatal hernia / Heller myotomy
  • Liver disease / Liver wedge resection
  • Pancreatitis / Pancreatic cancer / Distal pancreatectomy
  • Spleen removal / spleen cysts and tumors
  • Rectal resection
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Upper GI tract cancer / Esophagectomy / Paraesophageal hernia


Compared to traditional open surgical procedures, the da Vinci® robotic surgery system provides a number of benefits for patients, including:

  • Tiny 1-cm incisions instead of one large incision
  • Fewer major post-op complications
  • Optimal recovery
  • Quick return to normal diet
  • Reduced appearance of scarring
  • Low blood loss
  • Shorter length of stay in hospital
  • Faster return to normal daily activities
  • Less pain than an open surgery

Learn more about da Vinci® Surgical System.