surgical services

Da Vinci Robotic System

A technologically advanced method of surgery

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all your medical options. Adventist Health St. Helena offers one of the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available, the da Vinci Surgical System.

The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

Patient benefits of da Vinci surgery:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • A faster recovery
  • Smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring

Our da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery service lines include:

  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Cardiac and cardiothoracic surgery coming soon

Charles Wilson, MD, FACS, is a general surgeon and the physician champion of the da Vinci surgical system at Adventist Health St. Helena. With more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Wilson is excited to bring this innovative technology to St. Helena.

“A person recovering from surgery performed with the da Vinci robot can return to normal activity earlier than someone recovering from open surgery and we don’t tend to need to prescribe narcotics for postoperative pain,” Dr. Wilson says. “It’s all about the patient’s experience, and with the da Vinci robot, people have better long-term outcomes.”

Talk to your provider to determine if da Vinci surgery is right for you.