Now available at Plantation General Hospital, the da Vinci® Surgical System puts the surgeons' eyes and hands inside the patient with robotics through a small incision the size of a dime. The result allows greater physician precision in maneuvering than is available with the human hand for a safer operation and better patient outcome.
Robot assisted surgeries performed at Plantation General Hospital include:
- Hysterectomy - surgical removal of the uterus and/or other reproductive organs
- Myomectomy - surgical removal of uterine fibroids
- Sacrocolpopexy - surgery for uterine or vaginal vault prolapse
- Prostatectomy- removal of the prostate
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Patient Benefits of Robotic Assisted Surgery
- Reduction in postoperative pain
- Fewer infections
- Less blood loss
- Quicker recovery time
- Shorter hospital stay
- Enhanced cosmetic results
About da Vinci® Surgical System
The system's two primary components are the surgeon's viewing and control console and a surgical arm unit. The arm holds the endoscope for the system's camera and provides positioning and maneuverability for the system's arm ports and arms with detachable surgical instruments. The pencil-sized instruments are standard surgical tools such as a needle driver, scissors and dissectors and are attached to tiny electronically controlled “wrists”. With the wrists, doctors, for the first time, have the ability to simulate natural hand movements inside the patient during minimally invasive surgery.
The daVinci vision component provides the same direct eye-hand-instrument alignment that surgeons have in open surgery with a true three-dimensional view of the operating field, including the necessary depth perception for manipulating delicate tissue layers. The surgeon performs procedures seated at a console, while viewing a high resolution, three-dimensional image through a monitor in the top of the console. Beneath the monitor, the surgeon's arms remain in a natural, relaxed position while his thumbs and fingers manipulate instrument handles that can be rotated, tilted, advanced or withdrawn, depending on the requirements of the procedure.
Developed with patient safety in mind, the da Vinci technology replicates the surgeon's movements in real time. It cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own to move in any way or perform any type of surgical maneuver. The instruments can't move until the surgeon peers through the viewing console.
For more information about robotic surgery procedures and the da Vinci® Surgical System, visit thefutureofsurgery.com