The da VinciTM Surgical System is a robotic surgical system consisting of three main components:
- The InSiteTM Vision System which provides the surgeon with a true minimally invasive 3-D view of the surgical field.
- The Surgical Cart that includes the EndoWristTM Instruments. The EndoWrist Instruments are designed to mimic the movement of the human hands, wrists and fingers.
- The Surgeon Console which contains the master controls that the surgeon uses to manipulate the EndoWrist Instruments.
What are the benefits of using the da Vinci Surgical SystemTM
For the surgeon, the ability to perform complex minimally invasive procedures as if they were performing open surgery procedures without the fatigue experienced in a long procedure. For the patient, numerous benefits common in existing laparoscopic procedures including reduced bleeding, less pain, smaller risk of internal scarring, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery are possible.
- Reproduce exact movements of the human hand, wrists and fingers.
- Extensive range of motion allows precision suturing, dissection and tissue manipulation.
- InSite Vision System
- Dual 3-chip digital cameras take surgery “inside” the patient.
- The only system with true 3-D vision offers depth of field and resolution.
- 3-D image aligned over the master controls provides natural hand-eye coordination that is inherent in open surgery.
The da Vinci Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is enabling the next generation of surgery. Incorporating the latest advancement in robotic and computer technology, the da Vinci Surgical System is the only operative surgical robot that has been deemed safe and effective by the United States Food and Drug Administration for actually performing surgery.
The da Vinci Surgical System can be used for a wide variety of surgical procedures within multiple specialties.
Robotic Prostate Surgery Patient Benefits
With its 3-D view, the da Vinci Surgical System aids the surgeon in more easily identifying vital anatomy such as the delicate nerves surrounding the prostate. The EndoWristTM Instruments provide the surgeon with dexterity not available using conventional laparoscopic instruments to perform a delicate and precise surgical dissection and reconstruction of the bladder and urethra.
The da Vincitm Surgical System enhances the advantages of laparoscopic surgery, which are:
- less bleeding
- less pain
- less risk of internal scarring
- less time in the hospital and faster recuperation
da Vinci Prostatectomy
The da Vinci Surgical System will enable a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery! The da Vinci System is the only operative robotic system cleared for Radical Prostatectomy procedure.
The American Cancer Society estimates there are 180,000-2000,000 newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer annually. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States with approximately 40,000 men dying of it each year. Prostate removal is the most common procedure performed on men with prostate cancer and is typically performed through large, open surgical incisions, which often result in lengthy and uncomfortable patient recovery. There is a significant risk of impotence and incontinence with prostatectomies.
Other urologic robotic surgeries performed by the da Vinci Surgical System are:
- Abdominal Testicular Resection
- Donor Nephrectomy
- Radical Prostatectomy
- Renal Cystectomy
- Ureter Harvest
Learn more about the Prostate Cancer Awareness Initiative and da Vinci Surgery
Prostate Cancer Didn’t Slow Down Plainfield Runner
Faster Recovery with Robotic-assisted Prostatectomy at Silver Cross Hospital
(July 20, 2016)—Bill Nehart had been receiving prostate screenings for the past 18 years. But last summer, his urologist noticed a change during the physical portion of the exam. Further testing and a biopsy indicated Nehart had a less aggressive form of prostate cancer. Fortunately, they caught it early giving him options.
Dr. Ernesto Tan suggested they could watch and wait or Nehart could have surgery. After talking it over with his daughter who is a nurse practitioner with a local oncology practice in Joliet, Nehart decided on surgery. His daughter recommended they see Dr. Thai Nguyen, medical director of the Robotic Surgery Program at Silver Cross Hospital.
Before leaving Dr. Nguyen’s office, Nehart’s surgery was scheduled for Nov. 30, 2015 at Silver Cross Hospital. The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital performs more procedures than any other hospital or surgery center in the entire Chicago area. “Of all the doctors I have met, Dr. Nguyen is one of the best I have seen,” said Nehart, 62 of Plainfield. “He spent 90 minutes with us explaining all the surgical options. He showed us where the cancer was located and how it had spread within my prostate. He explained everything so clearly even drawing diagrams making sure we understood what was happening.” “We decided that a robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy was in Bill’s best interest since he is otherwise healthy and leads an active lifestyle,” said Dr. Nguyen.
“Robotic surgery made the most sense to me,” Nehart said. “First of all, because of Dr. Nguyen’s extensive experience in performing these types of operations, but also because it posed the least risk for any complications and would be less painful than open surgery. Plus I would only have to spend one night in the hospital.”
Read the full article at SilverCross.org