For many years, traditional open surgery has been the standard approach to treating many head and neck conditions. Yet, with open surgery there is the risk for: significant pain, trauma, possible disfigurement, a long recovery and damage to surrounding organs and nerves. Fortunately, less invasive options are available that allow surgeons to access the target anatomy without a large external incision.
For complex cases, robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may be the most effective and least invasive treatment choice. This approach uses tiny, 1-2 cm incisions -- or no incisions in the case of throat cancer surgery. Physicians using da Vinci can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risks associated with large incisions. da Vinci Surgery may improve your recovery experience and clinical outcomes with such benefits as: