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Da Vinci Surgical System

The da Vinci Surgical System offers a minimally-invasive option for patients undergoing a complex surgery. In traditional laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon operates while standing, using rigid hand-held instruments, and looking away to a 2D video monitor to view the target anatomy. With da Vinci, the surgeon operates from a comfortable, seated position, with eyes and hands in line with the instruments, and a magnified 3D view of the target anatomy. During prostate removal, the surgeon first makes a few small incisions to introduce tiny instruments and a high-definition camera inside the patient. As the surgeon sits at a specially-designed console, the patient’s anatomy appears on the viewer as a magnified, high-resolution 3D image, in brilliant color and with natural depth of field. With eyes and hands in line with the instruments, the surgeon uses controls below the viewer to move the three interactive robotic instrument arms and camera. The system then translates, in real time, the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise movements of the instruments inside the patient. To remove a cancerous prostate, the surgeon frees the prostate by making cuts at the bladder neck and urethra. The surgeon can work around the anatomy and delicate nerve bundles, some of which are responsible for sexual function. Once the prostate is detached, it is then removed. A catheter is inserted and used as a guide to reattach the bladder to the urethra. Throughout the procedure, the surgeon controls every surgical movement. The system cannot be programmed or act in any way without the surgeon’s input. The da Vinci System can be used to treat several other cancers. It is recommended to consult your doctor so they can determine the cancer treatment most appropriate for you.

Duration: 02:31
Licence: All rights reserved
Original Language: English
Published: 11/19/2015
Diseases and Conditions: Cancer / Prostate Cancer / Surgery
Format: 3D Animation

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