da Vinci Surgical System
The Newest Member of Our Surgical Team
The da Vinci Surgical System is powered by leading-edge robotic technology. It allows surgeons to perform major surgeries by making only small incisions. With the device, surgeons make four small incisions, inserting the robotic arms into the incisions to perform surgeries. Surgeons see a magnified, 3-D view, which helps enable them to perform precise surgery through small surgical incisions.
da Vinci Surgery at Baptist Golden Triangle
At Baptist Golden Triangle, the da Vinci is used primarily for prostate surgery and gynecological procedures. The system is the first totally “intuitive” laparoscopic surgical robot in existence.
To give perspective on the da Vinci’s capabilities, the camera’s magnification of the surgical area is such that a suture, which is about the size of a piece of thread, appears the size of a rope. The camera allows surgeons to see more than they could if they were to do more invasive surgery.
Using the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate while seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3-D image of the surgical field. Surgeons’ fingers grasp the master controls below the display. The robot technology seamlessly translates surgeons’ hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of the surgical instruments inside the patient.
Baptist Golden Triangle surgeons have been specially trained to use the da Vinci technology and have met all the clinical and experience criteria to perform robotic prostate surgery.
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Because surgeons make only small incisions, patients benefit in a number of ways:
- Reduced pain and discomfort after surgery
- Reduced blood loss
- Reduced surgical incisions
- Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
- Reduced cost
- Reduced hospital stay