da Vinci Surgical System
The da Vinci® Surgical System enables surgeons to perform operations through a few small incisions and features several key features, including:
- Magnified vision system that gives surgeons a 3D HD view inside the patient's body
- Ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits operating
- Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
How it Works
The da Vinci System is powered by robotic technology that allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. One of the instruments is a laparoscope – a thin tube with a tiny camera and light at the end. The camera sends images to a video monitor in the operating room to guide doctors during surgery. The surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System at all times.
The doctors at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital understand how patients can benefit from robotic-assisted surgery. Their goal is to give patients the opportunity to get on with their lives without the need for highly-invasive, open surgeries that are much harder on the body.