Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery

The Da Vinci XI robot is a new tool used in minimally invasive surgery.  During surgery with the Da Vinci robot, the robot’s arms are attached to the instruments and camera, which are then placed inside of the abdomen. The surgeon sits nearby at a console and is able to control all of the movements of the robotic arms and instruments.

This allows an entire surgery to be performed with just a few small external incisions. The robotic arms translate your surgeon’s movements in real time, bending and moving the instruments more like a human hand, but with even greater range of motion. This means that the instruments are more mobile than traditional laparoscopic instruments, which can allow the surgeon to manipulate the tissues more easily.  The camera also allows the surgeon to see in 3D, and also magnifies the tissue 10x, allowing better visualization. Finally, there is a built-in tremor filter, which allows for smooth and precise movement of the instruments. Compared to traditional methods of open incision surgery, patients experience less bleeding, fewer scars, and better overall outcomes from this minimally invasive technique.

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