Huntsville Hospital has one of the largest and most advanced surgical programs in Alabama. Approximately 36,000 surgeries are performed annually.
Services are offered in the following major specialties:
The da Vinci robot is one of the most advanced surgical technologies in health care and can be used by physicians across many specialties. The unique design of the robot combines endoscopic surgery, high-definition microscopic viewing and a 540-degree rotation of surgical instruments.
How it works
The surgeon inserts an advanced microscope through small incisions which is attached to a high definition camera that delivers a 3-D image. With superior visualization, the surgeon can perform meticulous dissections via the robotic arms of the da Vinci. The surgeon’s hands literally guide the robot’s arms in the area of the surgery. Tiny, hard to reach areas in the body become more reachable using this technology. With high definition clarity, the da Vinci uses 540 degree rotational capacity to surpass the ability of the human wrist.
For the patient, the value of this technology is very simple: smaller incision, less bleeding, less scarring and less pain. It is used in multiple specialties, including urology, gynecology, general surgery and oncology.