Features of da VinciĀ®

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Robotics

Features of the da Vinci Surgical System

da Vinci insturment in handThe da Vinci Surgical System is the only commercially available technology that can provide the surgeon with the precision, dexterity and control of traditional open surgery, while only requiring 1-2 cm incisions.

da Vinci Surgical System consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon's console, a patient cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision System and patented EndoWrist instruments.
da Vinci Surgeon Console and Patient Cart

At the da Vinci console, your surgeon operates while seated comfortably.  This allows them to operate longer without experiencing fatigue.  The surgeon views a highly magnified 3D image of the body’s interior. This allows them to see better than if it was a traditional open surgery.  To operate, the surgeon uses master controls that work like forceps.

As your surgeon manipulates the controls, da Vinci responds to your surgeon’s input in real time, translating his or her hand, wrist and finger movements into precise movements of miniaturized instruments at the patient-side cart.

da Vinci translates and refines your surgeon's hand movementsAt the da Vinci console, your surgeon operates while seated comfortably, viewing a highly magnified 3D image of the body’s interior. To operate, the surgeon uses master controls that work like forceps.

As your surgeon manipulates the controls, da Vinci responds to your surgeon’s input in real time, translating his or her hand, wrist and finger movements into precise movements of miniaturized instruments at the patient-side cart.

da Vinci's patient cart holds up to three EndoWrist instruments and one 3D camera. To access anatomy you need surgery on, your surgeon introduces the precisly controlled EndoWrist instruments into the body through a series of dime-sized incisions. A broad range of instrument types are available to help your surgeon perform specialized surgical tasks with precision and control.

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System visit www.davincisurgery.com