What is Robot-Assisted Surgery?

The da Vinci® Surgical System helps surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery. This type of surgery uses smaller surgical cuts. It typically has a faster recovery and fewer risks than traditional surgery.

For robot-assisted surgery, a surgeon uses a camera to see a 3D high-definition view inside your chest. The surgeon controls the device’s tools with a console and uses them to perform the surgery. This helps surgeons be more precise and gives them a greater range of motion.

Our teams use robot-assisted surgery to treat diseases such as:

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A physician looks at a pulmonary scan of the lungs.

Northwestern Medicine thoracic surgeons are leading experts in robotic surgery.

Meet the Northwestern Medicine Robotic Thoracic Surgery Team


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