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What makes da Vinci® different

The human hand performs many delicate tasks during traditional surgery that are impossible to reproduce with other minimally invasive surgeries.

The da Vinci Surgical System is the only minimally invasive technology that gives surgeons the dexterity needed for complex surgical procedures while only requiring 1-2 cm incisions.

How does it work?
  1. During a da Vinci-assisted surgery, the surgeon makes one or more very small incisions in order to access the surgical site with miniaturized instruments and a high-definition camera.
  2. The surgeon, seated at a console, manipulates the camera to provide a magnified, high-resolution, and 3D image of the surgical site.
  3. As the surgeon manipulates instruments from a console outside the body, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies seamlessly translate the surgeon's hand, wrist, and finger movements into precise movements of the miniaturized instruments inside the patient.
  4. da Vinci’s micro-tools can bend and rotate 360 degrees — far beyond the capabilities of the human hand — allowing for extremely precise surgical techniques.
  5. The smaller incisions used during a da Vinci-assisted surgery reduce blood loss, decrease trauma to surrounding tissues and speed recovery. 

Learn more about the benefits of da Vinci-assisted surgery. 

da Vinci Si

In the past year, Asante Health System became one of the only medical centers in the Pacific Northwest to offer the da Vinci* Si Surgical System – a revolutionary tool that is changing the way the world thinks about surgery.

*Named "da Vinci" in honor of the artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci, who invented the first robot and used unparalleled anatomical accuracy and three-dimensional details to bring his masterpieces to life.


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As the largest health care provider in nine counties, Asante provides comprehensive medical care to more than 600,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities include Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners and additional health care partnerships throughout the region.