Robotic Surgery with Dr. Mario del Pino
Dr. Mario del Pino is pleased to offer the da Vinci Surgical System for minimally invasive treatment of obesity and a variety of other medical conditions. Used in more than 1.5 million surgeries over the past decade, the da Vinci system has been embraced by the country’s top-rated hospitals for gynecologic, urologic, cardiac, thoracic and general surgery. The da Vinci system has been the subject of hundreds of studies verifying its safety and improved surgical outcomes, compared to traditional open surgery.
The da Vinci system incorporates robotic technology to assist Dr. del Pino throughout every step of the procedure. With the help of a three-dimensional high-definition vision systenm, special instruments and computer software, Dr. del Pino can operate with greater precision. The treatment area is magnified up to 10 times to allow Dr. del Pino a clearer view of the body’s internal structures. The instruments feature mechanical wrists that mimic the movements of a human wrist, but expand Dr. del Pino’s range of motion and allow for superior dexterity (and less chance of hand tremors).
The da Vinci Surgical System can treat the following conditions
- Nissen fundoplication (anti-heartburn surgery)
- Hiatal Hernia repair
- Heller Myotomy
- Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
- Single Incision Cholecystectomy (scarless gallbladder removal)
- Gastrectomy (removal of stomach)
- Inguinal hernia repair (groin hernia repair)
- Abdominal wall hernia repair
- Parastomal hernia
- Right colectomy
- Left colectomy
- Sigmoid resection
- Low anterior resection
- Abdominoperineal resection
- Total colectomy
- Bariatric Surgery
- RY Gastric Bypass
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Lap Band removal
- Revisional weight loss surgery
Advantages of da Vinci Surgery
Surgery with the da Vinci system is less invasive than traditional open surgery. Because of this, patients can enjoy a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery with less need for pain medication. Patients typically return to their normal routine more quickly after surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System. The surgical techniques require smaller incisions, which lead to less scarring. Also, patients that have surgery with the da Vinci system have a reduced risk of complications and the potential for better clinical outcomes.
Certain insurance plans also offer coverage for the da Vinci Surgical System. (Please check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage.)
Learn More about da Vinci Surgery
To learn more about the benefits of the da Vinci Surgical system, and to find out whether you qualify for treatment, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mario del Pino. He would be happy to meet with you, discuss your surgical needs and determine whether the da Vinci system is suitable for your case. Please call (956) 631-8155 or click here to make your appointment.