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The da Vinci system is a robotic platform that expands a surgeon’s capabilities for minimally invasive procedures. State-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate a surgeon's hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments.
The instruments and 3-D cameras are inserted into the patient through small incisions, about the size of a keyhole. A special console gives the surgeon magnified 3-D views of the procedure. Precise, computer-enhanced controls manipulate the tiny surgical instruments in a natural, intuitive manner that mimics the hands of the surgeon.
The benefits of using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System over more traditional surgical methods are many. Patients experience less pain, less blood loss, less risk of infection, shorter hospital stays and a faster recovery period. Benefits to surgeons include greater precision and improved dexterity to enhanced views of the surgical sites and more.
Not all patients are candidates for this type of surgery. Ask your doctor to determine whether the da Vinci system is the right approach for you.
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