da Vinci Surgical System
The 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.
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
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.