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da Vinci Surgical System
Colorectal Surgery
Gynecologic Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery
Urologic Surgery

da Vinci Surgical System


University of Missouri Health Care is thinking small. Small as in da Vinci robotic surgery. The next step in minimally invasive surgery, da Vinci means less trauma, faster healing and quicker recovery.

The da Vinci surgical system provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The system enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

One of the most minimal of minimally invasive surgeries, da Vinci is used for treatment of many forms of cancer, hysterectomies and other gynecologial conditions.

Potential patient benefits with da Vinci surgery include:

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

We offer da Vinci surgical services at Women's and Children's Hospital and University Hospital and perform more da Vinci procedures than anyone else in mid Missouri.

Read more about the conditions we treat with da Vinci surgery so that you can discuss your options with your doctor.

Colorectal Surgery
MU Health Care uses the da Vinci Surgical System to treat various types of colon and rectal cancers.

Gynecological Surgery
Our women's surgical team at MU Health Care uses the da Vinci for hysterectomies and to treat endometriosis, cancer, uterine prolapse and other gynecological conditions.

Head and Neck Surgery
For complex head and neck surgeries, da Vinci Surgical System may be the least invasive and most effective treatment choice.

Urologic Surgery
da Vinci Surgical System is ideal for intricate urologic surgeries for treatment of prostate, bladder or kidney cancers.




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