The da Vinci Surgical System is an advanced robotic platform that allows surgeons to perform complex procedures with great precision. da Vinci procedures are performed with minimally-invasive techniques that minimize scarring and pain during recovery. Compared to traditional surgery, a da Vinci procedure can offer a higher success rate and a shorter recovery time.
The multiple robotic arms of the da Vinci Surgical System are housed on a mobile cart that is positioned next to the patient. Tiny, interchangeable surgical instruments are attached to the robotic arms and inserted through small incisions, along with an endoscopic camera.
The endoscopic camera allows the surgeon, positioned remotely at the da Vinci console, to view the surgical site in high-resolution 3d. The console also translates the surgeon's hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments during the procedure.
A wide variety of instrument types can be used with the da Vinci system. These instruments are designed to help surgeons perform precise, specialized tasks. Each EndoWrist instrument can pivot 180° and swivel 360°', allowing a freedom of movement during surgery greater than the human wrist.
In a traditional, open surgical procedure, a large incision is made to allow the surgeon access to the surgical site. A robotically-assisted da Vinci surgical procedure requires only a few small, 1-2 cm incisions. Patients will have less pain, less scarring and a shorter recovery time. A da Vinci procedure minimizes blood loss, reduces the need for transfusion and reduces the risk of infection.
The da Vinci Surgical System is designed to provide safety and the utmost care for the patient. The system is always under the control of the surgeon and cannot be programmed or make decisions on its own. The da Vinci system also performs millions of safety checks during a procedure, and can safely shut down in the case of power interruption.
The da Vinci Surgical System also reduces surgeon fatigue. The surgeon is seated comfortably at the console during the entire procedure, while the intruments are held securely in position by the robotic arms.
The da Vinci Surgical System is at the forefront of medical science. It provides patients with the most precise and safe surgical experience available today.
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