Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is an innovative new way of performing bariatric surgery with minimal incisions, leading to less scarring and recovery time from weight loss procedures. With da Vinci, one of our bariatric surgeon uses computer and robotic technology to perform procedures. The da Vinci Surgical System uses a 3-D technology to give the surgeons a more accurate view of the operative area. The surgeon views the area on a monitor with high-resolution images relayed through a high-definition 3-D camera, then performs the surgery with hand movements that are translated from wristed controls to robotic instruments that precisely carry out the doctor’s orders. The da Vinci System can only work by direct input by the bariatric surgeon, and cannot be programmed to make its own decisions.
The da Vinci Surgical System is the only commercially available technology that can provide the surgeon with the precision, dexterity and control of traditional open surgery, while only requiring 1-2 cm incisions.
da Vinci Surgical System consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon’s console, a patient cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision System and patented EndoWrist instruments.
At the da Vinci console, your surgeon operates while seated comfortably, viewing a highly magnified 3D image of the body’s interior. To operate, the surgeon uses master controls that work like forceps.
As your surgeon manipulates the controls, da Vinci responds to your surgeon’s input in real time, translating his or her hand, wrist and finger movements into precise movements of miniaturized instruments at the patient-side cart.