Patients at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center benefit from the da Vinci® Surgical System, which allows surgeons to perform a range of colorectal procedures through small incisions. Compared to traditional surgery, these minimally invasive, or laparoscopic, techniques provide patients a number of potential benefits, including shorter hospital stays, less pain and scarring, less risk of infection, less blood loss, faster recovery, and a quicker return to normal activities.
Patients undergoing a range of general surgical procedures at St. Luke's also benefit from the latest high definition video system. The HD technology, combined with the latest cameras and imaging systems for endoscopy, enhances the capabilities of surgeons performing minimally invasive procedures. HD produces a high level of visual clarity on a widescreen monitor and allows a surgeon to more easily identify anatomical structures, making the surgical procedure safer and more efficient for the patient.