da Vinci Robotics
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What is the da Vinci Surgical System?
The da Vinci® Surgical System is a computer-enhanced surgical tool. We have six surgeons trained to use this system.
What is my surgeon’s role if the “robot” is operating?
The robot doesn’t really perform the operation; the surgeon does. The surgeon manipulates the robotic arms of the da Vinci Surgical System to execute the necessary steps of the procedure. Your surgeon will sit at the console right next to you and manipulate the ergonomically designed controls that move the robotic arms.
What are the benefits of using this robotic surgical system?
There are many benefits to using the da Vinci Surgical System. The controls are ergonomically designed, reducing fatigue during long procedures. The InSite® Vision System magnifies the operating area and provides 3D visualization, improving your surgeon’s visual field. Also, the mechanical arms have a greater range of motion than the human wrist, which make their movements more precise.
These technical advances can help with your post-operative recovery. By reducing blood loss and creating smaller incisions, you may experience less post-operative pain and scarring, as well as a shortened hospital stay and quicker recovery.