• da Vinci HD Technology

  • This robotic system provides the surgeon with the precision, dexterity and control of traditional open surgery while only requiring 1-2 centimeter incisions. Surgical specialty application includes gynecology, urology and general surgery.  

    Parker Hospital's robotic surgery capabilities offers patients the option of having a surgeon perform their procedure with some of the most advanced surgical technology in the world. Robotic surgery offers faster healing times, improved patient outcomes, shorter hospital stays and smaller incisions. Our Surgical Services focus on creating a comfortable and positive experience for patients.


    Features of the da Vinci® Surgical System include:

    • Enhanced 3 dimensional, high definition vision of operative field with up to 10 times magnification
    • New optical dual console allows second surgeon to provide assistance
    • Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
    • Surgical dexterity and precision far greater than even the human hand
    • An additional robotic "arm" that expands the types of procedures that can be performed

    Parker is the leader in offering quality surgical services to patients with a team of experienced surgeons and healthcare professionals that offer a variety of specialty surgical services to patients.

    We are changing the experience of surgery at Parker for the surgeon, the hospital and most importantly…for the patient.

    da Vinci® Testimonial - Terry Thompson


    da Vinci® Si™, Parker Adventist Hospital, Colorado

    My robotic Gallbladder surgery performed by at Parker Adventist Hospital went like clockwork! After being swiftly admitted and diagnosed within an hour, my options for avoiding a future pancreatitis attack were explained to me in detail. The choice of robotics over laparoscopic removal was made simple by the incredible skill, reputation and experience level of my surgeon and surrounding staff. Everything in my experience went as advertised. I was out of the hospital the next day, took a couple of Ibuprofens for the pain and felt good enough to walk about the house. Three days later I drove to work to complete medical leave paperwork. I returned to full duty with no restrictions two weeks after surgery. The nearly invisible 1/4 inch mark on my lower belly button is the only evidence of what an incredible advancement the robotic surgery is in the right hands at the right hospital.

  • When we think of robots, we tend to think of something human-looking, with a head and body, arms and legs. We also tend to think of a machine that operates independently.

    The da Vinci robot is all arms — and every move they make is controlled by a trained, experienced surgeon.

    Surgeons at Work on the da Vinci Robotic System

    The robotic arms of the da Vinci system are attached to a base unit at one end. On the other end of these robotic arms, various tools can be attached, including:

    • Endoscopic cameras for viewing inside the body
    • Sharp, scissor-like instruments for cutting
    • Sophisticated sewing tools that look something like tiny pliers
    • Laser tools and miniature scalpels

    All of these tools fit through tiny incisions made in a patient's body, and the robot’s base is wired to the surgeon's nearby computer console.

    Once a patient is fully prepped in the operating room — with small incisions made, and robotic instruments in place, the surgeon moves to the console.

    At the console:

    The surgeon's hands move the controllers, which manipulate the instruments inside the patient’s body .

    • The instruments are "wristed" and have a greater range of motion than the human wrist
    • The surgeon makes a precise cutting or sewing motion at the console
    • The computer software translates these movements to allow the instruments to do exactly the same thing inside the patient's body — without any potential hand tremor

    This approach means our surgeons can perform delicate, complex operations without the trauma of large incisions – a tremendous benefit for our patients.

    About the Robotic Surgery Team

    During surgery, an anesthesiologist remains near the patient’s head at all times. Also surrounding the patient are a surgical assistant and surgical nurses. Everyone on our robotic surgery teams is specially trained and highly experienced.

    After surgery, patients are cared for in the recovery room, also known as the PACU  and  if the surgery requires an overnight stay, by inpatient nurses who are also highly experienced in caring for patients who have undergone robotic surgery.

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