Core Technology of the da Vinci Robot
The da Vinci SI surgical system, includes several important features that enhance patient outcomes, recovery, comfort and aesthetics. Patients benefit from:
- Surgical-site access:
The da Vinci SI design and advanced features provide surgeons with improved access to the treatment area.
- Fluorescence imaging capability: The da Vinci SI robot can “see the difference” between normal and abnormal tissue. By a tumor using a fluorescence imaging camera, surgeons can more readily distinguish it from surrounding healthy areas and guide surgical decisions.
- EndoWrist instrumentation: This technology allows the tip of the robotic instrument to move in multiple sharp angles and offers a high level of precision. It provides surgeons with dexterity and range of motion that is actually far greater than the human hand. This allows for high levels of precision, and helps speed surgery.
- Advanced visualization: By providing ten-fold magnification and improving anatomical visualization, the da Vinci SI system’s three-dimension, high-definition video capabilities further support superior treatment.
- Improved range of motion:
The da Vinci SI system’s instrument arms provide a rotational-axis range of motion of 336 degrees. This allows surgeons to reach portions of the patient’s body without the need to disconnect the robot and move the system during surgery. As a result, surgical workflow is enhanced and procedure times are reduced. Reducing time under anesthesia has been shown to have a positive impact on patient recovery.
- Single-incision surgery:
Some surgeries that previously required as many as five incisions are possible via a single incision (of approximately an inch in length) when performed using the da Vinci SI robot. This can provide significant benefits to patients, including:
- Significantly less postoperative pain
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stays (one to two nights)
- Shorter recovery times
- Reduced risk of infection
- Better clinical outcomes
The da Vinci SI surgical system is engineered so that surgeons can customize settings before and during surgical procedures. In addition, the dual or paired console allows for surgical collaboration with each surgeon sitting at an individual console, viewing the same high-definition images and operating in concert.
For more information about the robotic surgery program, please call: (626) 397-3642