The da Vinci Surgical System
Our surgeons have the most experience with robotic surgery in the region
The numbers tell the story. Surgeons at St. Joseph's/Candler have performed hundreds of procedures with the da Vinci Surgical System. That's more than anyone in the region. Our patients trust us for faster recoveries and less pain.
But is it right for you? Not every patient and condition is right for da Vinci surgery. But consider:
- By providing surgeons with superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort, the da Vinci Surgical System makes it possible for more surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures involving complex dissection or reconstruction. This ultimately raises the standard of care for complex surgeries, translating into numerous potential patient benefits.
- The da Vinci Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to enable complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. The da Vinci System consists of an ergonomic surgeon's console, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance 3DHD vision system and proprietary EndoWrist® instruments. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the da Vinci can scale, filter and seamlessly translate the surgeon's and movements into more precise movements of the EndoWrist instruments. The net result is an intuitive interface with breakthrough surgical capabilities.
- The da Vinci Surgical System's main features include Intuitive® motion, high-resolution 3D vision and innovative EndoWrist instrumentation. Intuitive motion refers to the System's interface, which helps make da Vinci surgery look and feel like traditional "open" surgery. But this is where the similarities end.
- The da Vinci System's high-resolution 3D stereo viewer is designed to provide surgeons with an immersive experience. Unlike conventional approaches, the target anatomy appears at high magnification, in brilliant color and with natural depth of field. To perform a procedure, the surgeon uses the console's master controls to maneuver the patient-side cart's four robotic arms, which securely hold the patented EndoWrist instruments and high-resolution endoscopic camera. The EndoWrist instruments' jointed-wrist design exceeds the natural range of motion of the human hand; motion scaling and tremor reduction further interpret and refine the surgeon's hand movements.
- A final hallmark of the da Vinci System is its fail-safe design, incorporating multiple, redundant safety features designed to minimize opportunities for human error when compared with traditional approaches.
For the patient, a da Vinci procedure can offer all the potential benefits of a minimally invasive procedure, including less pain, less blood loss and less need for blood transfusions. Moreover, the da Vinci System can enable a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery and faster return to normal daily activities.