Cardiothoracic Surgery

St. Vincent's is dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest. We continue to expand treatment options for patients, utilizing minimally-invasive procedures, including video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and robotic-assisted technology.  

Minimally Invasive Robotic surgery

The da Vinci Xi System can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. As with all robotic systems, the surgeon is 100% in control, which translates his/her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The Xi System’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery can include:

Small incisions
Less pain
Low risk of infection
Short hospital stay
Quick recovery time
Less scarring
Reduced blood loss

The left image below shows the robotic surgery incisions as compared to the traditional surgical incision in the right image