daVinci® Robotic Surgery
Hoag Cancer Institute offers the latest in surgical options, including
minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures and robotic surgery when appropriate.
This approach allows the surgeon to use innovative scopes and other imaging
tools to view and operate through small incisions rather than a large
These procedures are associated with shorter hospital stays, less post-operative
pain and faster recovery times than traditional surgeries. Such procedures
have been shown to result in cancer survival rates that are equal to traditional
Some patients may be candidates for minimally invasive staging utilizing
the da Vinci®S HD™ Surgical System and laparoscopic techniques.