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