Core Technology of the da Vinci® Surgical System
The da Vinci® Surgical System enables doctors to perform surgery in a manner never before experienced. With the surgeon sitting at a console a few feet from the patient, da Vinci translates that surgeon’s hand movements into corresponding micro-movements of instruments inside the patient’s body.
3D HD Vision
The 3D image in the console viewer allows surgeons to see anatomical structures in high definition and natural colors.
* Up to 10x magnification
EndoWrist® Instrumentation and Intuitive® Motion
Intuitive Surgical's patented EndoWrist® Instruments are designed to provide surgeons with natural dexterity while operating through small incisions.
* Endowrist® instruments with 7 degrees of freedom and a range of motion far greater than the human hand
surgeon Console Ergonomics
Using the da Vinci System, surgeons operate while seating at an ergonomically designed console just a few feet from the patient. The surgeon console provides for:
* Natural hand-eye positioning
Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious or life-threatening complications, which may require prolonged and/or unexpected hospitalization and/or reoperation, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: injury to tissues/organs, bleeding, infection and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction/pain. Risks of surgery also include the potential for equipment failure and/or human error. Individual surgical results may vary.
Risks specific to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: temporary pain/nerve injury associated with positioning; temporary pain/discomfort from the use of air or gas in the procedure; a longer operation and time under anesthesia and conversion to another surgical technique. If your doctor needs to convert the surgery to another surgical technique, this could result in a longer operative time, additional time under anesthesia, additional or larger incisions and/or increased complications.
Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci® Surgery. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please also refer to http://www.intuitivesurgical.com/safety. Unless otherwise noted, all people depicted are models.
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