About the the Robot

About the da Vinci ® Robot

In robotic surgery, the surgeon is controlling every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci ® robotic platform. First, the surgeon makes small incisions (1-2 centimeters; the size of a dime) in the patient’s abdomen. These incisions are used to introduce small instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. The surgeon then sits at the da Vinci ® console, where he or she operates the robot and views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the area being operated.

State-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies translate a surgeon’s hand movements at the console into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci ® instruments, which work like forceps. The system cannot be programmed or make decisions on its own.

This technology makes a surgeon’s movements more precise and offers numerous benefits to patients including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusion
  • Less risk of infection
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring
  • Better outcomes and patient satisfaction, in many cases

Our surgical team uses the da Vinci ® robot in performing:

  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy for uterine cancer with lymph node sampling
  • Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer
  • Myomectomy