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NCH Robotics Institute

Let's be clear:
There are no robots performing surgery at NCH.

The da Vinci® Surgical System is state-of-the-art robotic technology that translates the surgeon's expert hand motions into precise movements of the tiny surgical instruments inside the patient's body.

That's what the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is all about: Helping experienced, board-certified NCH surgeons do what they do best—with even greater precision.

Best of all, by utilizing da Vinci's technically advanced robotic arms and precise 3D imaging with up to 10x magnification, NCH surgeons are able to successfully carry out even the most complex and delicate operations through incisions as small as one to two centimeters.

Tiny incisions. Less pain. Less blood loss. Faster recovery.

The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is changing the way patients experience surgery at NCH.

For a growing number of complex prostate, kidney, gynecological, urological and colorectal conditions, da Vinci robotic surgery is becoming the minimally invasive surgery of choice at NCH. In fact, NCH was named a Robotic Surgery Epicenter for benign gynecologic surgery, making the Robotic Gynecologic Surgery Institute at NCH the first of its kind the first in the tri-state area of Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

The Next Generation of Robotic Surgery is Here

NCH is the first and only hospital in the Chicago area to get the newest minimally invasive robotic technology, the da Vinci Xi. Through a few small incisions, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System provides a natural extension of the surgeon’s eyes and hands. The Xi technology is particularly useful in highly-complex surgeries such as colorectal procedures. The newly-designed robotic arms and tiny instruments provide long reach and better anatomical access. Additionally, the boom-mounted system provides flexibility, allowing placement of the surgical cart at any position around the patient. This means that the mobility of the boom saves the surgeon time from having to reposition the robot if it becomes necessary to view other parts of the anatomy.

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Da Vinci® technology is used for a variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures, including:

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da Vinci XI at Northwest Community Hospital in Chicago NW Suburbs

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NCH has many doctors trained in robotic surgery. In fact, many physicians and entire surgical teams around the United States come to observe the NCH robotic surgical team perform sophisticated, minimally invasive procedures.

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Virtually scarless surgery, the most advanced approach for Single-Site surgery

Virtually scarless surgery, the most advanced approach for Single-Site surgery

NCH has taken minimally-invasive surgery to the next level. In the spring of 2012, NCH became the first hospital in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and among the first in Illinois to use the da Vinci® robot to remove the gallbladder with one tiny incision inside the umbilicus (navel), leaving patients virtually free of scars.

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Robotic Gynecological Surgery Institute
Robotic Gynecological Surgery Institute

Robotic Gynecological Surgery Institute

NCH has been named a Robotic Surgery Epicenter by Intuitive Surgical, maker of the da Vinci® robot. The Robotic Institute specializes in surgical treatments for benign gynecological conditions.

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Kathy – Endometrial Cancer

Kathy underwent a hysterectomy to remove her lymph nodes and uterus through four small incisions. The operation lasted 15 minutes and recovery was fast.

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