da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

About da Vinci®

 

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) allows physicians to perform many kinds of major surgery with a variety of benefits for the patient: less trauma and pain, minimal scarring, faster recovery and shorter hospital stays. Surgeries are performed through small incisions, which replace the large incisions needed for conventional open surgeries.

 

The benefits of MIS are numerous. Traditional surgery often requires a lengthy hospital stay and weeks of recovery. With minimally invasive surgery, the goal is to accomplish internal repair while leaving the body surface as natural as it was prior to surgery. Many procedures require fewer days in the hospital and promote reduced recovery time. Patients can often get back to their normal routines more quickly.

 

Using a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive approach further minimizes the physical and emotional impact of surgery on patients. By dramatically enhancing visualization, precision, control and dexterity, the da Vinci System overcomes the limitations of traditional laparoscopic technology, helping physicians to perform complex surgery in a manner never before experienced.

The da Vinci Surgical System extends the surgeon’s capabilities to provide these significant benefits:

 

  • Enhanced 3D view of the operating area
  • Improved dexterity
  • Greater surgical precision
  • Improved access
  • Increased range of motion
  • Reproducibility

 

By enhancing surgical capabilities, da Vinci Surgery offers a number of potential benefits, including:

 

  • Less pain following the operation
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less anesthesia
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster and more complete recovery
  • Quicker return to normal daily activities

 

Due to the patient and procedure-specific nature of surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed.

 

It is important to know that da Vinci Surgery does not place a robot at the controls; your surgeon is controlling every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic platform.

 

da Vinci® Surgical System

 

Only da Vinci overcomes the limitations of both traditional open surgery and conventional minimally invasive surgery.

 

The da Vinci System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon's capabilities and - for the first time - offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery.

The da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System

With da Vinci Surgery, small incisions are used to introduce miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera.

 

Seated comfortably at the da Vinci console, your surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site.

 

At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate your surgeon's hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments.

The da Vinci Surgery System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. It requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.

 

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

 

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