Da Vinci Xi™ Robotic Liver Resection
Medical technology has improved the safety and effectiveness of many surgical procedures. One of the most incredible surgery advancements in the last few decades is the increased use of robotic-assisted procedures. The Da Vinci robotic system is used in a wide variety of general and specialized surgery procedures with unprecedented success. Dr. Dmitri Alden is a top oncological surgeon who offers Da Vinci Xi™ robotic liver resection surgery through his practice in New York Surgery.
The Da Vinci Xi is a highly advanced robotic system that enhances precision and safety during complex surgeries like liver resection. The Da Vinci robotic system contains three parts: the surgeon console, patient cart and vision cart. When Dr. Alden performs a robotic liver resection, he controls the robotic arms from the surgeon console. He has high-definition, 3D views of the patient’s anatomy while he performs the surgery. The instruments on the robotic arms respond to his commands like human hands, but with more precision and range of motion than the human hand can perform. The patient cart and the vision cart both work in real-time to provide instruments and communication during the procedure.
Benefits of Robotic Liver Surgery
Da Vinci Xi robotic liver resection surgery can be used in many cases where liver tumors need to be removed. The procedure is less invasive than open surgery and provides a safe and effective option for liver cancer treatment. Some of the benefits of utilizing the technology of the Da Vinci Xi system for liver resection include:
- Smaller incisions – Instead of a large incision to access the liver, several small incisions are used to allow the small robotic instruments to perform the resection. This reduces trauma to the surrounding tissue and decreases the chance of hernias.
- Reduced complications – The minimally invasive nature of robotic surgery decreases blood loss (blood transfusions are rarely needed) and the chance of infection compared to open surgery.
- Quicker recovery with less pain – Patients can recover from surgery quicker with robotic liver resection, reducing time spent at the hospital. The pain is also much reduced due to less trauma to the muscles and tissues in the abdomen.
While Da Vinci Xi cannot be used in all liver resection or hepatectomy surgeries, when it is possible, it is an excellent option. Dr. Dmitri Alden is a leader in utilizing robotic-assisted surgical techniques to improve the outcomes for his patients. If you are interested in learning more about liver surgery options available with one of the top liver specialists and surgeons in the country, contact our office in UES Manhattan to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alden.