Cardiothoracic Surgery

St. Vincent's is dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest.

We continue to expand treatment options for patients, utilizing minimally-invasive procedures, including video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and robotic-assisted technology.  


Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci Xi System can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. As with all robotic systems, the surgeon is 100% in control, which translates his/her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The Xi System’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery can include:

  • Small incisions
  • Less pain
  • Low risk of infection
  • Short hospital stay
  • Quick recovery time
  • Less scarring
  • Reduced blood loss

The left image below shows the robotic surgery incisions as compared to the traditional surgical incision in the right image

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