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da Vinci Patient Stories

You’re invited to join patients from across the country who have shared their own stories at! is a collection of first-hand accounts from patients like you who have opted to have minimally invasive surgery. The site provides you an opportunity to share your personal experience in your own words.

Please visit and complete the submission form. It connects your story to your surgeon, to Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and to the manufacturer of the da Vinci Surgical System, Intuitive Surgical.

 Share Your Story

 Submit your story and optional photo at using a simple, online questionnaire.

 To ensure that others may fully understand your decision process and outcome in detail, we ask that you provide a minimum of 250 words.

 You may opt in to help other patients make their decision by allowing them to contact you through a contact form. They will only see your email if you choose to reply. respects your privacy. If you prefer, provide only your first name and the first initial of your last name (e.g. Jane D.)

 Submissions are reviewed by the site administrator to ensure that content and referenced treatments are appropriate and relevant.

 Submissions are published within 3-6 weeks.

 References made to doctors and/or hospitals may be featured on that doctor or hospital’s locator profiles on da Vinci Surgery sites.

Additional questions or comments can be emailed to

Thank you for helping others learn more about minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery!

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