Da Vinci Robot Surgery

Robotic surgery is the latest innovation in surgical technique that allows for less invasive procedures with greater precision than ever before. The da Vinci robotic system features special wristed instruments, high-definition 3D vision and magnified view to perform many different procedures with enhanced vision, control and accuracy. For our patients, the da Vinci robotic system means smaller incisions, less pain, fewer complications and shorter recovery times.

What is da Vinci Robotic Surgery?

The da Vinci robotic system is an option to both traditional and conventional laparoscopic surgical techniques. During your procedure, your surgeon is in complete control of the device at all times. The robotic system effectively translates your surgeon’s own hand movements into smaller, precise movements. The addition of the 3D vision and magnification system allows your surgeon the greatest possible view of the surgical area, while the special wristed instruments reduce the risk of human error and surgeon fatigue during your procedure.

da Vinci robotic system


There are a number of advantages to using the da Vinci robotic system for your surgery:

  • Surgeons ability to bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
  • Small incisions similar to those used in laparoscopy
  • Surgeons enhanced vision, control and accuracy
  • Lower incidence of hernia returning after robotic surgery
  • Lower pain levels for patients following robotic surgery


At Missoula Surgical Associates, we offer options in da Vinci robotic surgery for the following procedures:

Gallbladder Surgery – Gallbladder removal can be performed with the help of the da Vinci robotic system. The procedure allows for removal of the gallbladder through a single, small incision in the belly button or through a number of tiny incisions in the abdominal area. This procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis and patients are usually back to regular activities within a few days.

Hernia Surgery – Hernia surgery can also be performed using the da Vinci robotic system. Incisions required for this procedure are very small, minimizing your discomfort and recovery after your procedure. In addition, patients who have hernia surgery using the da Vinci system may have a lower risk for recurrence of their hernia.

Colon Surgery – The da Vinci robotic system can also be used for colon surgery to treat a wide range of conditions, including colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and diverticulitis. The technique may be recommended for removing a portion of the colon or cancerous tissue, with smaller incisions and a shorter hospital stay.

Robotic Fundoplication Surgery – The revolutionary da Vinci robotic system is one of the most significant advancements in surgery in decades.

The da Vinci robotic system brings the latest technology to surgeons, allowing them to operate with greater confidence and precision than ever before. The surgeons at Missoula Surgical Associates are well trained and highly experienced in da Vinci procedures, offering their patients another option in less invasive surgery, with less discomfort and downtime than traditional surgical procedures. To learn more, contact Missoula Surgical Associates at 406.542.7525.