The da Vinci® Surgical System, which is powered by robotic technology, makes it possible
to perform complex surgery using a minimally-invasive approach that requires
only small incisions. This means that patients can experience less blood
loss and pain, a shorter hospital stay, a faster recovery as well as other
HOW IT WORKS
The da Vinci robot is part of the da Vinci® Surgical System which allows surgeons to operate while seated at a console
viewing a 3-D image of the surgical field. Your surgeon views the surgical
area through a high-powered laparoscopic camera. Your surgeon manipulates
the da Vinci's robotic instruments using the master controls of the control
console. The computerized system seamlessly translates the surgeon's hand,
wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of the surgical
The da Vinci's laparoscopic arms rotate, grasp and pivot, performing surgical
tasks while allowing for precise movement. The instruments mimic the dexterity
of the human hand and wrist. Each instrument has a specific surgical mission,
such as clamping, suturing and tissue manipulation.
The da Vinci technology gives surgeons enhanced vision and a magnified
view of the body's smallest internal structures.
Operating images are enhanced, refined and optimized using image synchronizers,
high-intensity illuminators and camera control units.