da Vinci® Surgical System
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require
surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options,
including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative
to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting
a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform.
The da Vinci® System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex
and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
For the patient, benefits may include:
Smaller incisions – provide faster healing and little to no scarring
Shortened hospital stay, or even outpatient surgery
Minimal blood loss – less chance a blood transfusion will be needed during surgery
Less post-surgical pain – minimizes the length of time or need for pain medication
Faster healing time – you will be back to your normal routine faster
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides your surgeon with tremendous
surgical accuracy utilizing high-definition 3D vision and a magnified
operating view. Your doctor controls the da Vinci® System, which translates
his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny
instruments inside your body. Though it is often called a “robot,”
da Vinci® cannot act on its own: The surgery is performed entirely
by your doctor.
Together, da Vinci® technology allows your doctor to perform complex
procedures through just a few tiny openings. As a result patients are
often able to get back to their daily routines faster — without
the usual recovery for traditional surgeries.
To date, the da Vinci® System has been used successfully worldwide
in hundreds of thousands of procedures.
For more information, read the
da Vinci® FAQ »
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