Da Vinci Surgical System
Traditional open gynecologic surgery uses a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, and for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. However, with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, and a long recovery process.
Robotic surgery for complex hysterectomies and myomectomies with the da Vinci® Surgical System is the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm keyhole incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
Four to five keyhole incisions are made on the abdominal skin. Small circular cannulas (trocars) are inserted in these incisions, and instruments the size of a pencil are then passed through these cannulas. A special 3-D camera is inserted through one of the trocars, allowing an incredibly detailed, true-to-life, three-dimensional, magnified view of the internal organs. The instruments are controlled by the surgeon through a sophisticated computer system with a precision more exact than the human hand. The system seamlessly translates the surgeon's hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient. The instruments are designed with seven degrees of motion that mimic the dexterity of the human hand and wrist.