Vascular Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is a less-invasive option that can reduce the pain and risk associated with traditional surgery while improving outcomes and allowing for quicker recovery. Using the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System, our experienced surgeons can operate through small incisions with a high degree of precision and control.

Though it is not an incredibly common ailment, thoracic outlet syndrome can be a real pain in the neck. If your doctor has given you a diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome, you are probably familiar with the chronic pain in the neck and shoulders or tingling and numbness in the fingers that can be symptoms of this condition. These painful, distracting symptoms occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet become compressed.

The thoracic outlet is the space between the collarbone and first rib. Usually, physical therapy is used to relieve the symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, however, a physician may recommend surgery.

An excellent option for thoracic outlet syndrome surgery.

Surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome is one case in which the small, precise instruments of the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System excel.

Using this incredible robotic system, your surgeon can safely and precisely remove the compressive and cervical bands of the scalene muscle to relieve pressure and alleviate discomfort and numbness.

The incisions required for robotic surgery are much smaller than those required for traditional surgery. After surgery, incisions heal more quickly, which means faster recovery. The small size of these incisions also means that complications like blood loss, infection, and scarring are much less likely than they are with traditional surgery methods

If your physician has recommended surgery, be sure to ask if robotic surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital is right for you.