What is Da Vinci’s Robotic Surgery?

Dr. Shamim Patel

April 11, 2023

What is Da Vinci's Robotic Surgery - Dr. Shamim Patel

The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System is a sophisticated technology that facilitates complex, minimally invasive procedures. It allows surgeons to have a magnified three-dimensional view of the surgical site in real time and to operate through small incisions.

It improves agility, visualization and precision and allows for more accurate surgery. However, despite its benefits, it does not come without risks.

Minimally Invasive

The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System is the newest generation of robotic technology that allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures with increased accuracy and upgraded precision. Using this technology, our surgeons offer patients better cosmetic outcomes, less pain and quicker recovery times.

Surgeons use the da Vinci robotic system to make small incisions, through which they introduce miniature instruments for surgical procedures. The da Vinci system provides your surgeon with a magnified, high-definition 3D view of the area to be operated on.

While your surgeon sits at a console, the da Vinci system translates their hand movements into the precise movement of tiny EndoWrist instruments that are inserted into your body through small incisions. This makes the robotic system more effective and safer than other surgery methods, resulting in less blood loss, scarring, complications, infection risk and recovery time.

Minimal Scarring

Scarring is an inevitable part of most surgeries but can also be frustrating. Luckily, we have options to minimize the appearance of scarring with Davinci Robotic Surgery.

Our surgeons use robotic instruments with mechanical wrists that bend and rotate like a human hand. This allows them to operate in difficult-to-reach areas with precision, dexterity and control.

The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is a state-of-the-art technology that enables our surgeons to perform various delicate and complex procedures through tiny incisions.

These incisions are only a fraction of the size in traditional open pelvic and reproductive surgeries, meaning less blood loss, less pain, and minimal or no scarring.

With these small incisions, our patients may be able to return home the same day as their procedure. Additionally, they are often prescribed fewer medications following their procedure. This helps them feel more comfortable and enables them to recover faster.

Less Downtime

The da Vinci robotic surgical system is an advanced technology that allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures. It combines computer-enhanced 3D imaging and remote control technology with robotics to deliver unprecedented precision, dexterity and control.

Compared to traditional open surgery, the benefits of robot-assisted surgery are numerous, including shorter hospital stays, reduced pain, fewer complications and faster recovery times. This has been observed in gynecologic, urological and cardiac surgeries and prostatectomies.

Some of the most common risks associated with da Vinci’s robotic surgery are the tearing and puncturing internal organs and blood vessels. This can lead to organ damage or even death.

Intuitive Surgical has also been the subject of several lawsuits alleging design flaws and malfunctions. These problems have caused uterus lacerations, intestinal tearing, and injuries to the abdominal organs. Some of these have resulted in wrongful death.

Less Infection

Infections are associated with traditional surgeries but can be minimized with robotic-assisted surgery. The da Vinci system translates surgeons’ hand movements into tiny, precise motions of the instruments used during the procedure.

The surgeon sits at a console a few feet away from the patient. A team of assistants is nearby to change instruments and assist the surgeon with any needed actions during surgery.

The system’s 3D, high-definition vision gives the surgeon a magnified view of the surgical site to see every detail. This enhanced visual accuracy helps improve the surgeon’s ability to perform complex surgeries.