O’Connor Hospital is proud to offer robotic-assisted surgery, allowing surgeons to perform more complex minimally invasive surgical procedures with increased precision. The advanced da Vinci® robotic platform is designed to enhance the surgeons’ capabilities in minimally invasive surgery and improve patient experience and surgical outcomes.
How Does the da Vinci® Robot Work?
The da Vinci® Surgical System allows surgeons to operate from a seated position at a console. The console viewer displays 3D images of the surgical area with magnification up to 10x. The robotic arms are used to hold surgical instruments that can retract, cut, cauterize, suture, staple. The hand controls at the console control the camera and instruments with wrist articulation. By providing surgeons with superior vision, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort, the robot makes it possible for more surgeons to perform complex minimally invasive procedures safely and effectively.
The robot does not operate autonomously, and the surgeon is in control of all movements during the procedure at all times.
Why Robotic-Assisted Surgery?
Compared to open surgery, robotic surgery offers several benefits to patients, including smaller incisions, less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, less pain and decrease use of narcotic pain medication, and a faster recovery and return to normal daily activities. In addition, Robotic-assisted surgery enhances the application of minimally invasive surgery beyond laparoscopic surgery, by providing stability of motion, 3D visualization, improved reach, and articulation of instruments.
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