The da Vinci® Surgical System

The da Vinci® Surgical System is a sophisticated surgery using robotics to assist your surgeon and give more precise capabilities. It is minimally invasive, giving the patients less scarring, and may mean there’s much less pain and bleeding, a shorter hospital stay, and a shorter recovery.

Small incisions are used to insert miniaturized instruments and a high definition camera. Your surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site inside your body.

Computer and state-of-the-art robotic technologies seamlessly translate your surgeon’s hand movements into steady, precise micro-movements of the instruments. Safety mechanisms ensure that the robot only moves under the control of your surgeon. The robot locks in place if the surgeon looks away from the computer terminal.

The robotic instruments have a greater range of motion than the human wrist does, allowing them to be placed at the correct angle. And the robot can hold instruments more steadily than the human hand, which has fine motor movements. The robot’s arms can get to areas of the body that are harder to reach then traditional open and laparoscopic surgery.

Any surgical procedure has risks, including bleeding and infection, reactions to medications, or difficulty breathing.

You should talk to your surgeon about your options for surgery, including whether an open, laparoscopic, or robotic-assisted procedure would be best for you, depending on our health and condition, and ask your surgeon about the risks and benefits of any procedure.

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