da Vinci Surgical System

What is the da Vinci Surgical System?

Da Vinci Surgical System provides minimally invasive surgery used for hysterectomy, gastric bypass, urologic surgery, cardiac and thoracic applications, protatectomy and more medical conditions. Are you a candidate?

Thanks to the latest evolution in surgical technology, physicians now have an effective alternative to traditional open surgery and laparoscopy that allows them to provide patients with the best of both approaches: robotic surgery. With the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons can now operate using only 1-2 cm incisions but with greater precision and control than ever before. Robotic surgery can help surgeons minimize the pain and risk associated with surgery while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

The da Vinci Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic surgery technology. The da Vinci minimally invasive surgery system allows your surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site.

It is important to know that surgery with da Vinci does not place a robot at the controls; your surgeon is controlling every aspect of the minimally invasive surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic platform. The da Vinci System enhances surgical capabilities by enabling the performance of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The minimally invasive surgery system cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. The da Vinci robot requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.

The da Vinci Surgical System has been successfully used in tens of thousands of minimally invasive procedures worldwide. Your UT Medical Center doctor is one of a growing number of surgeons worldwide providing leading-edge treatments such as the da Vinci Surgical System.

How the da Vinci Surgical System Works

With da Vinci, small incisions are used to introduce miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. Seated comfortably at the da Vinci console, your surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site.

At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate your surgeon’s hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments.

da Vinci Surgical System Benefits

Patients that receive minimally invasive surgery from the da Vinci robotic surgery may have the following benefits.

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.

Speak to your surgeon or healthcare provider about the da Vinci Surgical System available at UT Medical Center.

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.