daVinci Surgery

What is robotic surgery?

daVinci Surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery is a form of minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) that is performed through small incisions. During a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical procedure, the surgeon sits at a console while viewing a high-definition, 3D image of the patient’s target anatomy.

The surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements made at the console (outside of the surgical field) are translated into precise, real-time movement of surgical instruments attached to three or four robotic arms.

Robotic-assisted surgery allows surgeons to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques.


About daVinci surgery

With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. As a result, da Vinci enables surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.

The da Vinci System represents the latest in surgical and robotics technologies. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System at all times. da Vinci technology translates your surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.


How many patients have been treated?


Since the year 2000, da Vinci Surgical Systems have been used for more than 3 million minimally invasive procedures in surgical specialties, including:

  • Urology (prostate, bladder and kidney cancer), 
  • Gynecology (benign and cancerous hysterectomy; myomectomy), 
  • General surgery (colorectal; ventral and inguinal hernia repair), 
  • Thoracic surgery (lobectomy; mediastinal mass,
  • Cardiac surgery (mitral valve repair; pulmonary resections).

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