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Why Choose Robotic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital?

Your Health. Your Hospital.

Our talented surgeons are in control of the most advanced robotic surgical system in the world. The unprecedented precision of this state of the art platform allows our surgeons to perform complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions. The minimally invasive Da Vinci Si Surgical System is making surgery safer for a growing number of procedures.

Low Risks and Substantial Benefits

Performing surgery with the assistance of the Da Vinci Si Surgical System implies very low postoperative risks and a series of considerable benefits. The equipment of our hospital with this extraordinary robotic surgical platform entails a wide range of minimally invasive surgeries that can be safely performed by our highly trained and experienced surgeons. Furthermore, it also helps our medical professionals deliver superior healthcare since operating with the aid of the Da Vinci Si Surgical System involves great precision and dexterity. The most notable benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • minimal scarring
  • decreased pain and discomfort
  • reduced blood loss
  • a faster recovery
  • lower risk of complications
  • a shorter hospital stay

Robotic surgery is minimally invasive, but it is different from other types of minimally invasive surgery, such as laparoscopy. Thereby, instead of operating on patients through large incisions, surgeons use miniaturized surgical instruments that fit through several quarter-inch incisions. The miniaturized instruments are mounted on 3 separate robotic arms, allowing the surgeon maximum range of motion and precision. The fourth arm of the robotic platform contains a magnified high-definition 3D camera that guides the surgeon during the procedure. Our skillful surgeons control these instruments and the camera from a console located in the operating room. Placing their fingers into the master controls, they are able to operate all 4 arms of the Da Vinci Si Surgical System simultaneously while looking through a stereoscopic high-definition monitor.

The Future of Surgery. Today

Breakthrough technology is improving the surgical experience for patients and doctors alike. At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, we perform many types of robotic surgery to treat a wide range of complex health conditions. Nevertheless, it is important to know that not everyone is a good candidate for robotic surgery, as certain patients may benefit more from traditional surgery. Those who are eligible for robotic surgery can enjoy numerous benefits in a safe and compassionate environment. Our masterful surgeons will perform the surgery you need by using the Da Vinci Si Surgical System, which can be:

  • abdominal surgery
  • cardiovascular surgery
  • gynecologic surgery
  • colorectal surgery
  • head and neck surgery
  • urologic surgery

Prioritizing the Safety of Our Patients

By virtue of the innovative technology it employs, robotic surgery entails outstanding rates of success and superior outcomes. Since robotic arms are more flexible than standard laparoscopic tools and allow greater precision and better access to difficult areas, our surgeons are able to treat many types of conditions in a minimally invasive way, including:

One of the most noteworthy aspects when it comes to gynecological surgery is that the Da Vinci Si Surgical System can help preserve your fertility and improve your reproductive health as a woman, as the procedure you will undergo will be minimally invasive. At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, we continue to serve the Los Angeles community with the latest medical technology while also striving to create a warm and compassionate environment in which our patients can open up about their symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Compared to traditional surgery, robotic surgery is usually more expensive. Allow us to explain to you why. A single robot costs about $2 million. The system has an annual service contract requiring between $100,000 - $170,000 (in addition to the purchase price). These rates justify the higher price of robotic surgery compared to laparoscopic surgery or open surgery.

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Basically, robot-assisted surgery has the same type of risks that open surgery or laparoscopic surgery has.

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Da Vinci Surgery is a robotic, thus minimally invasive surgery. Any type of insurance that covers minimally invasive surgery covers da Vinci Surgery as well. You also need to know that your coverage depends on your plan and benefits package and can vary by state or employer, so please check all these details carefully.

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Robot-assisted surgery using the da Vinci system is minimally invasive. It operates through a few small incisions and tissue damage is minimal. Obviously small incisions mean considerably reduced blood loss compared to the large incision method used in open surgery.

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Urinary incontinence can be temporary in case of a prostatectomy because of the disruption or distress to the sphincter muscles, which control the release of the urine. Typically, when the catheter is removed, you will experience the improvement of bladder control. Normal continence is regained within 6-8 months.

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