da Vinci® Surgical System

Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers the da Vinci as an effective, minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy. The da Vinci allows surgeons to perform complex procedures using tiny incisions only 8 mm long. The surgeon sits at a console operating four robotic arms, one of which contains a camera, and views the procedure through binocular-like lenses that provide a highly magnified, 3-D view. As the surgeon moves the controls, the system translates the finger movements into precise manipulation of miniaturized instruments and eliminates any natural hand tremors.

Benefits of the da Vinci may include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster return to normal daily activities

Physicians using the da Vinci Surgical System



Oncology/General Surgery

To be referred to a Holy Cross physician who performs minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci, call 866-442-3627 or visit the profiles above to contact a physician.