In order to better inform prospective patients and their families, this section offers resources on minimally invasive surgery (MIS), with a focus on selected procedures performed using the da Vinci® Surgical System.
Recent advancements in minimally invasive surgical technologies mean that today's patients have a broader range of alternatives to conventional open surgery than patients did just 10 years ago. These advancements include the da Vinci Surgical System, which is providing patients with new, minimally invasive surgical procedures that offer significant advantages over traditional "open" surgeries. These robotic-assisted minimally invasive procedures – available to treat conditions as diverse as obesity, heart disease and prostate cancer – can benefit patients with less pain, discomfort, blood loss and a quicker return to normal activities.
The da Vinci Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical, Inc. enhances surgical capabilities, providing superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort. As a result of these capabilities, surgeons can now perform even complex surgery using 1-2 cm incisions. This enables healthcare providers to offer a minimally invasive treatment option to the broadest possible range of patients.
The da Vinci Surgical System has proven ideal for minimally invasive radical prostatectomy – the removal of the prostate to treat prostate cancer. In response to the success of the da Vinci Prostatectomy procedure and increased patient demand, Intuitive Surgical has launched a new web site, www.daVinciProstatectomy.com, designed especially for prostate cancer patients and their families.
To learn more about minimally invasive surgery performed with the da Vinci System, talk with your doctor. To find a doctor who performs surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System, visit our new, patient education website www.davincisurgery.com.
LINKS for da Vinci Surgical techniques
Surgical and educational
videos from the Virginia
Hernia Institute archive.
Particular areas of expertice include:
for GERD and hiatal hernias as well as laparoscopic repair of inguinal, incisional and abdominal wall hernias.
for diseases affecting the appendix, gallbladder,colon, small intestine, spleen, and adrenal gland are provided for our patients .
exploration for the evaluation of chronic abdominal pain from adhesions is also offered.
Dr Gillian is currently the only Surgeon in Northern Virginia crededialed for placement of the Enterra® gastric pacemaker in the treatment of medically refractory gastroparesis.
Click here to see videos of Dr. George Kevin Gillian using da Vinci robotic technology