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Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery


Robotic Surgery (1)Surgeons at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery perform minimally invasive, robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System. da Vinci is beneficial for performing a wide range of routine and complex surgical procedures, including cardiac, colorectal, general, gynecology, head & neck, thoracic and urology surgeries.

With da Vinci, small incisions are used to insert miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera into the surgical site. Seated comfortably a few feet away at the da Vinci console, your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Although it is often called a "robot", the da Vinci System cannot move or operate on its own - the surgeon is 100% in control.

For many, surgery performed using the system has a number of benefits including smaller incisions (smaller scar), less pain, less blood loss, shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery and a faster return to normal activities. da Vinci Surgery is categorized as robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery, so any insurance that covers minimally invasive surgery generally covers da Vinci Surgery. This is true for widely held insurance plans like Medicare. It is important to note that your coverage will depend on your plan and benefits package.

Talk with your physician about the da Vinci Surgical System and minimally invasive surgery.