The Da Vinci System
The da Vinci
Surgical System offers the InSite®
Vision System with true 3-D
visualization, as well as a comprehensive suite of EndoWrist®
The System is the first totally "intuitive" laparoscopic surgical
robot in existence. As of today, the FDA has cleared the System for use in
performing many surgical procedures including general laparoscopic surgery,
thoracoscopic (chest) surgery, laparoscopic radical prostatectomies and
thoracoscopically assisted cardiotomy procedures. Additionally, the da Vinci
System is also presently involved in a cardiac clinical trial in the United
States for totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Already more
than 177 da Vinci Systems are in use in major hospitals and
surgical facilities throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.
The da Vinci Surgical System is changing surgical procedures in three
basic ways, which may improve both the patient's experience and surgeons'
many existing MIS surgeries.
Surgical procedures routinely performed today using MIS techniques may be
performed more quickly and easily with the da Vinci Surgical
System. The System looks and feels like open surgery to the surgeon.
difficult MIS operations routine.
Some procedures have been adapted for port-based techniques but are
extremely difficult and are rarely performed and are performed if at all by
only a select number of highly skilled surgeons. The da Vinci
Surgical System enables more surgeons at additional institutions to perform
these procedures routinely with confidence.
new MIS procedures possible in most surgical specialties.
A number of surgeries that cannot be performed minimally invasively today
may be performed through 1-cm ports by surgeons using the da Vinci
Surgical System. The intuitive motion, enhanced 3-D Vision system and a
comprehensive suite of EndoWrist®
Instruments enable new breakthroughs in surgical techniques.