da Vinci pancreatectomy

Also known as: Robotic-assisted pancreatectomy

If you have been told you need surgery for a disease affecting your pancreas, such as chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, ask your doctor if you are a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci® Surgery.

da Vinci Surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to help your doctor perform a more precise operation than conventional instruments allow. For most patients, da Vinci Distal Pancreatectomy offers numerous benefits over open surgery including:

  • High chance of spleen preservation for cancer patients
  • Reduced operative trauma to patient
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Fast recovery
  • Minimal scarring
Providence Health & Services was the first hospital system in Oregon to invest in robotic technology, leading a breakthrough in minimally invasive surgical care. While laparoscopic techniques are ideal for simple surgeries, the unmatched precision of the da Vinci® Surgical System enables our credentialed surgeons to conduct more complex procedures, where previously an open surgery was the only choice.