About the da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Imagine major surgery being performed through the smallest of incisions. Then, imagine having the benefits of a definitive treatment — but with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a faster return to normal daily activities — as well as the potential for better clinical outcomes.

Only the da Vinci® Surgical System overcomes the limitations of both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopic surgery. The da Vinci is a breakthrough surgical platform designed to expand a surgeon’s capabilities — and for the first time — offer patients a minimally invasive treatment option for complex conditions.

The da Vinci System provides surgeons with an enhanced magnified and high-definition 3D vision visualization of the surgical field while also providing increased surgical precision, and better control. While sitting at the ergonomic console, the surgeon controls the system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. "Its like having my hand miniaturized inside the patient" says Dr. Kristine Leaman of the da Vinci system.

Though it is often called a "robot", the da Vinci Surgical System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Rather, the da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed by a highly trained surgeon.

With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons and hospitals are establishing new standards for surgical care. The da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery, for surgeons, hospitals, and most importantly, for patients.

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