Single Site Technology

Your Health. Your Hospital

One significant benefit of the da Vinci Si robotic surgery system is that it enables “single-site” minimally invasive surgery. With single-site surgery, the surgeon uses just one incision, rather than the multiple small incisions used in a typical laparoscopic procedure.

At Marina Del Rey Hospital, hysterectomy and cholecystectomy can be performed using single-site technology.


In the United States roughly 600 000 women undergo hysterectomy each year. the number 1 reason for hysterectomy is uterine fibroids.

Approximately 750 000 patients underwent cholecystectomy in the US in 2008.

Benefits of Single Incision Surgery

  • Single incision further minimizes potential scarring
  • Few incisions may speed recovery time
  • Reduced chance of infection and other surgical complications
  • Potential for less pain and shorter hospital stay

One significant benefit of the da Vinci Si robotic surgery system is that it enables “single-site” minimally invasive surgery. With single-site surgery, the surgeon uses just one incision, rather than the multiple small incisions used in a typical laparoscopic procedure. This single incision can greatly reduce the visible traces of surgery, as well as potentially lowering the incidence of complication, and further reducing recovery time. In the past, single-site surgery has been difficult to perform. It can be hard to achieve good visibility and for the surgeon to effectively manipulate the laparoscopic instruments. With our new robotically assisted surgery system, all necessary instruments are incorporated into one assembly, easing the way for the doctor to perform procedures with better visibility and dexterity. Through a single incision, the surgeon has everything he or she needs to safely operate on the patient's anatomy. With interchangeable attachments, the same system becomes useful for many different types of surgery.

If you are considering surgery and you'd like to benefit from minimally invasive, minimal-scarring surgery, call us at (310) 823-8911 to request a consultation. Single-site surgery may make your surgery easier and more successful.