Da Vinci® 'Robotic' Surgery
The da Vinci® 'robotic' surgery system provides surgeons with powerful assistance in performing minimally invasive operations with great accuracy. As with any new technology, the system takes some time to learn but a skilled and experienced surgeon can perform operations more quickly and accurately than by hand.
It is not suitable in all cases and the surgeon will decide on a case by case basis which patients will benefit from this method and which to operate upon unaided.
What does 'robotic' surgery mean?
The word 'robotic' is commonly used but 'telemanipulation' is a more accurate term. The system relays the surgeon's hand movements to the instruments, that have been inserted through small incisions in the abdomen.
The surgeon then controls the movements via a three-dimensional view with a one to ten times magnification. A tremor filter suppresses the trembling of the human hand and together these provide a high degree of precision.
Where will I find 'robotic' surgery?
Robotic surgery systems are expensive and many public health care authorities weigh the cost of such equipment against benefits to patients of spending the money in other areas. For this reason da Vinci is largely found in University and top private hospitals around the world, but take-up is increasing.
What are the advantages?
Robotic assistance is suitable for complex laparoscopic surgery, requiring precise work and challenging reconstruction.
The advantages of 'robotic' surgery are less pain, quicker mobility, shorter rehabilitation and minimal scar formation.
Note: PPM Consult Ltd. has no commercial or contractual relationship with Intuitive Surgical Inc., the manufacturers of the da Vinci® 'robotic' surgery system.
The da Vinci 'robotic' surgery system displays internal images at up to ten times magnification and relays the surgeon's hand movements.
Above and below: robotic surgery at private and university hospitals in Germany and Switzerland, part of the MHL enquiry programme.
Robotic surgery at private and university hospitals in Germany and Switzerland, part of the MHL enquiry programme.
'Robotic' systems offer faster, more accurate and less invasive surgery - when operated by a skilled and experienced surgeon!
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