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Robotic-Assisted Heart Surgery

The da Vinci® Surgical System integrates robotics, computer technology and surgical skill to transform traditionally invasive surgeries into minimally invasive procedures, providing increased dexterity and accuracy for the surgeon. Since only small incisions and tiny instruments are used in robotic surgery, patients experience less post-operative pain, less scarring, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery.

As the nation's second-largest robotic surgery training site, Memorial Hermann is at the forefront of robotic-assisted surgery. Surgeons at Memorial Hermann were the first in the world to perform reconstructive aortic surgery, and the first in Houston to perform atrial fibrillation repair and endoscopic thymectomy.