The da Vinci® Surgical System provides an alternative to both traditional open and conventional laparoscopic surgery, putting the doctor’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci® system enables our physicians to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
Robotic surgery is performed for:
This technology involves the use of a robotic surgical system the da Vinci®. This consists of a surgeon console; where the surgeon controls the robot, a 4-arm robot; where one arm controls a high definition camera and the other three arms control instruments with EndoWrist® technology and a bedside surgical assistant. The instruments used during robotic surgery are unique in that they actually function like a human hand giving the surgeon proficiency, precision and maneuverability.
Robotic surgery is quite complex and involves a dedicated surgical team. In addition to the surgeon performing the procedure, a bedside surgical assistant along with a surgical nurse and anesthesia doctor complete the surgical team. It is important that this team work in unity to accomplish desired surgical outcomes.
Patients will benefit from the da Vinci® Surgical System’s advanced abilities, which reduce recovery time and lessen post-surgery pain. The robotics technology will initially be utilized for gynecological, urological and cardiovascular surgery.
- A highly desirable alternative to traditional surgery with benefits that include:
- Greater precision
- Less blood loss
- Smaller incision
- Less pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Lower risk of infection or complications
- Faster recovery and return to normal activities
- Less scarring
- Results that are not achievable with traditional open surgery or laparoscopic surgery
- The ability to treat conditions in specialties like gynecology, urology and cardiovascular surgery with the potential to expand into other specialties
- Technology that will attract and retain highly-skilled physicians
Our newly acquired second robot, the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System, provides a natural extension of the surgeon’s eyes and hands into the patient. The newly refined robot now has broader capabilities than prior generations of the da Vinci® Systems.
The new Xi system features:
- New overhead boom architecture that can rotate and pivot into virtually any position
- Endoscope used to see what’s inside the body delivers sharper and more defined three-dimensional images (10 times greater than the human eye)
- Smaller, thinner arms and newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion
- Magnified 3D HD vision ensures the surgeon can see the surgical site with a true depth perception and crystal-clear vision allows the surgeon to explore a different part of the body mid-operation without repositioning the entire apparatus
Minimally Invasive Surgery
The main purpose of minimally invasive surgery is to make the experience of surgery easier on the patient, provide better physical results, reduced pain, shorter recovery time and faster return to normal.
Types of procedures we can perform include:
Minimally invasive surgery, also called laparoscopic surgery, often involves inserting long, slender probes or instruments into three of four small openings in the body the size of buttonholes. One instrument is a small, lighted camera, or endoscope, that projects the images on a television screen. The surgeon then performs the surgical procedure, guided by the image on the screen.
Not everyone is eligible to have a minimally invasive surgery procedure. Our skilled surgeons know best when it is right to use traditional or minimally invasive surgery, depending on the patient's medical history, overall health and type of illness or disease.