da Vinci Surgical System
da Vinci Surgical System is an advanced surgery platform, which helps surgeons perform complex surgical procedures with superior precision, enhanced flexibility and better control. This surgical system comes with robotic arms that support higher degree dexterity, which in turn helps surgeons access hard-to-reach areas in the body and perform surgeries seamlessly.
These robotic arms function with the unique and intuitive EndoWrist technology that is responsible for intricate movements of the arms in the surgical site. These robotic arms are controlled by surgeons through a special console.
One of the robotic arms carries a camera that supports 3D imaging of the surgical site and the surgeon moves the arms based on information received from the highly detailed, magnified images.
da Vinci Surgical System uses tiny incisions instead of larger incisions; this translates to numerous advantages like reduced blood loss, less pain and scarring, fewer treatment-related complications, etc.
How Does da Vinci Surgical System Work?
da Vinci Surgical System has four interactive robotic arms. While three arms carry the surgical tools, the fourth arm carries a 3D camera. This 3D camera supports the high-definition vision and 10X magnification, which help surgeons reach inaccessible regions in the body and operate the tumour successfully.
Before the surgery, incisions are made at the surgical site to insert the robotic arms.
Throughout the procedure, the surgeon will be seated at the da Vinci Surgical System console from where he/she will control the robotic arms.
As the procedure begins, the surgeon directs the camera as well as surgical instruments into the patient’s body. The movement of these arms throughout the procedure will be controlled by the surgeon.
da Vinci Surgical System filters out hand tremors and scales hand motions into small movements and thereby enhances the surgical precision.
Advantages of da Vinci Surgical System
The da Vinci Surgical System comes with numerous advantages for patients:
- As a minimally-invasive procedure, da Vinci Surgical System supports faster recovery among patients.
- Lesser blood loss and fewer treatment-related complications
- As this procedure can be performed through tiny incisions, it leads to lesser scarring.
- da Vinci Surgical System also reduces the risk of wound infections.
- The 3D imaging guidance and the precision helps in reducing the damage to the surrounding healthy tissues.
- da Vinci Surgical System supports overall positive clinical outcomes with better survival rates.
- The surgeon’s dexterity is remarkably upgraded, which in turn helps surgeons reach complicated regions and operate the tumour with better precision.
Frequently Asked Questions
Both laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgeries are minimally invasive procedures with fewer treatment complications. They are both safe and effective.
The only difference between these procedures is that during the laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon itself performs the surgery, whereas, during the robotic surgery, the surgeon sits at a special console and controls four robotic arms, which will perform the surgery.
No, a robot will not perform your surgery. There will be four robotic arms which will be controlled by the surgeon, who will be sitting at the console.
These robotic arms work just like a surgeon’s hands – only with superior precision and increased ability to reach the inaccessible regions and successfully perform the surgery.
Robotic surgeries are significantly less painful than open surgeries. This is because robotic surgeries are performed with tiny incisions, which is not the case with open surgeries.
Along with lesser pain, robotic surgeries may also reduce morbidity, require shorter hospital stays and have a positive impact on treatment response and recovery.
Specialists will be extremely cautious while performingrobotic surgeries; however, in rare cases following complications are seen among the patients:
- Postoperative bleeding
- Infection risks
- Haemorrhage due to laceration wounds
- Temporary organ injuries
- Breathing problems
- Blood clotting