The da Vinci System is a sophisticated surgical platform designed to facilitate surgical procedures using a minimally invasive approach.
da Vinci provides surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. The surgeon controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the body. Although it is often called a “robot, ” the da Vinci System cannot act on its own – surgery is performed 100% by the physician.
da Vinci technology allows surgeons to perform surgical procedures through just a few tiny incisions. As a result, patients may get back to their lives faster – without the usual recovery following major surgery.
The da Vinci System has been used successfully worldwide in well over one million surgical procedures to date. The enabling features of the da Vinci System raise the standard of care for surgery. Complex conditions like cancers of the prostate, cervix, uterus, lung, colon/rectum, as well as heart disease and fibroid tumors can now be treated minimally invasively with da Vinci Surgery. There are many potential benefits for patient when comparing da Vinci Surgery to traditional open surgery, including:*
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less blood loss
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Smaller incisions for minimal scarring