The da Vinci® Surgical System
It’s the most advanced tool available for precise surgical removal of the prostate gland (prostatectomy) and other complex surgical procedures.
Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the da Vinci® surgical system is guided by a skilled surgeon positioned at an operating console near the patient. The surgeon performs the procedure through small laparoscopic openings using tiny surgical instruments. With only small incisions required, the surgeon’s hand movements are scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments. A magnified, three-dimensional high definition camera gives the surgeon an exceptionally detailed view throughout the procedure.
The da Vinci® system gives the surgeon greater visualization, dexterity, precision, and control. For the patient, potential benefits over the more traditional surgery include:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Smaller incisions
- Reduced pain
- Minimal blood loss
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities