The robotic system is named after Leonardo da Vinci, inventor of the first robot and known for his unparalleled anatomical accuracy and three-dimensional details which brought his masterpieces to life. The da Vinci® S Surgical System provides surgeons with such enhanced detail and precision that it simulates a traditional open surgery while operating through tiny incisions.
The FDA-approved da Vinci S Surgical System consists of a surgeon console, a patient-side cart, a high performance 3-D vision system and EndoWrist® articulating instruments.
In the operating room, the surgeon sits at the console a few feet from the patient with hands on the master controls and eyes on a 3-D image of the surgical field. From the patient-side cart, two robotic arms and one endoscope arm precisely translate the surgeon’s movements in real-time through small puncture incisions, or ports, in the patient. The system cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Quite to the contrary, it relies on the expertise of a skilled surgeon, requiring that every surgical maneuver be performed with direction from the surgeon.
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