da Vinci Surgical System

articulating da Vinci robot hand and instrument imageThe da Vinci® Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical, Inc., provides patients with a new, minimally invasive surgical procedure that offers significant advantages over traditional "open" surgeries. These robotic-assisted minimally invasive procedures—available to treat conditions as diverse as heart disease, prostate cancer and gynecological conditions—can benefit patients with less pain, discomfort, blood loss and a quicker return to normal activities.

Surgical Benefits

For surgeons, the da Vinci® Surgical System enhances surgical capabilities, providing superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort. As a result of these capabilities, surgeons can now perform complex surgery using tiny (1–2 cm) incisions.

For most patients, robotic-assisted surgery offers substantial benefits, including:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less pain
  • Smaller incisions and less scarring
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to everyday activities

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Advanced Technology

The da Vinci® Surgical System consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon's console, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision system and proprietary EndoWrist® Instruments. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the surgeon's hand movements are scaled, filtered and seamlessly translated into precise movements of the EndoWrist® Instruments.

It is important to note that the da Vinci® System is totally controlled by the surgeon and cannot make decisions on its own. Every surgical maneuver is performed with direct input from the surgeon.

The da Vinci® System has been successfully used in tens of thousands of minimally invasive procedures worldwide.

To learn more about robotic-assisted surgery, see our frequently asked questions. To find out if robotic-assisted surgery may be right for you, visit Aurora’s Second Opinion Program or call 888-973-2663.