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A Guide To The Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

by Sonam S. Professional Writer
What is Da Vinci robotic surgery?

The Da Vinci Robotic technology is an advanced modern technology that has been designed to help with minimally invasive surgery procedures. This technology assists surgeons in performing complex and delicate surgeries using a lesser number of and smaller incisions in contrary to standard surgical procedures.

The Da Vinci System consists of a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and miniature wristed instruments which can rotate and bend far more than a human hand can. The hand motions of the surgeon are converted into consequent micro-movements of the instruments inside the patient’s body. The Da Vinci robot thus empowers surgeons to operate with enhanced control, motion, vision, and precision.

The ergonomic design of this robotic surgery system also comes with a console for the surgeon to sit while operating.


What makes it different?

The reasons behind the popularity of the Da Vinci robotic surgery system lie in the factors that differentiate it from the traditional or existing surgical technologies. Included in these features are –

• The automated and systematic approach that this robotic surgery system follows minimizes the possibility of mistakes happening during the procedure, both by the machine and the human involved.

• The 3D high-definition vision system that it comes equipped with enables the surgeon to have a clear view of what is happening inside the patient’s body.

• The Da Vinci Robot surgery system comes with attached robotic arms that can bend at angles greater than that of a human hand.

• This robotic surgery system also features a dual-console capability that enables both training and collaboration during the minimally invasive surgery.

What are the uses of this type of surgery?

The immersive view of the surgical field, alongwith enhanced nimbleness, improved precision, and amplified comfort, in performing surgeries has made this surgical system a right fit for a large number of procedures. Utilizing this system, surgeons can now perform procedures that involve complex dissections and reconstructions.

Among the procedures that can be performed using this system of surgery are –

• Heart valve surgery
• Prostate cancer
• Kidney cancer
• Gall bladder disorders
• Endometriosis
• Achalasia
• Fibroid tumours
• Ulcerative colitis

How are the surgeries performed?

The preparation for a surgery being performed through the Da Vinci robotic surgery is the same as any other minimally invasive surgery. The only difference is that this surgery will be performed using robotic arms. The patient will have to follow instructions and undergo tests, such an MRI scan for locating the exact spot for incisions, just like in any standard surgery.

Next, during the surgery, incisions (ranging between 1 and 2 cm) will be made on the patient’s body through a robotic arm which will be controlled by a surgeon. With short and accurate hand movements, the surgery will be concluded.

The main benefit of this system of surgery is felt post-treatment. It takes the patient very less time, as compared to traditional surgeries, to get back to a normal way of life.

The Da Vinci robotic surgery system has in fact revolutionized the world of medicine and surgery and more and more number of healthcare providers these days, are opting for it.

About Sonam S. Junior   Professional Writer

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Created on Aug 16th 2018 01:34. Viewed 91 times.

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