Stomach Cancer (Gastrectomy)

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat stomach cancer, you may be a candidate for a safe, effective and minimally invasive procedure – da Vinci Surgery. Using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci System enables your doctor to perform this delicate operation through a few tiny incisions with breakthrough vision, precision and control.

da Vinci Surgery offers stomach cancer patients many potential benefits, including:

  • Lower risk of complications1
  • Ability to perform minimally invasively on advanced cancer1

da Vinci Surgery offers patients other key benefits when compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery, including:

  • Less pain2
  • Quicker return to normal diet2

When compared to both traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci offers patients additional benefits, including:

  • Better short term surgical outcomes3
  • Less blood loss3
  • Shorter hospital stay and recovery3

This procedure is performed using the da Vinci Surgical System, a state-of-the-art surgical platform. By overcoming the limits of both traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is specific to each patient, condition and procedure. It is important to talk to your doctor about all treatment options, including the risks and benefits. This information can help you make the best decision for your situation.

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. All surgeries involve the risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual; it may not be applicable to your condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine whether da Vinci Surgery is appropriate for your situation. The clinical information and opinions, including any inaccuracies expressed in this material by patients or doctor about da Vinci Surgery are not necessarily those of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and should not be considered as substitute for medical advice provided by your doctor. All persons depicted are models unless otherwise noted. © 2012 Intuitive Surgical. All rights reserved. Intuitive, Intuitive Surgical, da Vinci, da Vinci S, da Vinci Si, Single-Site,  InSite, TilePro and EndoWrist are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intuitive Surgical. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

  1. Song J, Oh S, Kang WH, et al., Robot-Assisted Gastrectomy With Lymph Node Dissection for Gastric Cancer – Lessons Learned From an Initial Consecutive Procedures; Ann Surg 2009 249; 927-932
  2. Song J, Kang WH, Oh SJ, et al.; Role of robotic gastrectomy using da Vinci system compared with laparoscopic gastrectomy; initial experience of 20 consecutive cases. Surg Endosc (2009) 23:1204-1211 DOI 10.1007s/0046-009-0351-4
  3. Kim MC, Heo GU, Jung GJ; Robotic gastrectomy for gastric cancer; surgical techniques and clinical merits; Surg Endoscopy, 2009 DOI 10.1007/s00464-009-0618-9

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