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For over 21 years, da Vinci platforms have pioneered new capabilities in the OR, transforming the field of minimally invasive surgery. Through more than 8.5 million surgeries, Intuitive has become the proven leader in surgical robotics, increasing the adoption of minimally invasive surgery. And the innovation continues with a new generation of integrated systems and single port capabilities. We continue our commitment to designing minimally invasive solutions that reduce variability in surgery and help deliver better care.
Questions about Robotic Surgery
Robot-assisted surgery uses specialized technology that enhances the capabilities of your surgeon’s hands. It allows surgeons to perform procedures in tight areas through small incisions. The specialized technology also enables precise movements and enhanced magnification.
The technology consists of:
- Surgical arms with tiny instruments with wrists at the tip
- Special cameras that provides enhanced magnified 3D views of the surgical area
- First, your surgeon makes one or more small incisions.
- Through these incisions, your surgeon places ports (thin tubes). The robot is attached to these ports and instruments are then placed through them.
- A long thin camera (endoscope) is placed through one of the ports. The camera provides high-definition images in 3D during the surgery.
- Surgical instruments are placed through the other ports, which allows the surgeon to do the operation.
- Your surgeon controls the robotic arm while sitting at a console a few feet away from you.
- An assistant stays next to you to help the surgeon by changing the instruments when needed.
One of the main advantages is that it enables surgery through smaller incisions.
Other advantages of robotic surgery include:
- Greater precision: The robotic arm’s movements are more exact than a human hand. And their range of motion is greater. The arms rotate instruments in tight spaces in ways that aren’t otherwise possible.
- Better visualization: A sophisticated camera provides magnified, high-definition views of the surgical area. It also has 3D capabilities for imaging that are superior to the naked eye
- Ability to do surgery inside the body: The small instruments allow surgeons to perform steps of the operation inside your body when traditionally, they would have had to make a much larger incision to do that part of the procedure outside of your body
With robot-assisted surgery, you may experience:
- Less pain during recovery
- Lower risk of infection
- Reduced blood loss
- Shorter hospital stays
- Smaller scars