Since the year 2000, the da Vinci Surgical system has evolved with the fourth generation of the technology now available in Canada. The da Vinci Surgical System features a 3D HD vision system for a clear and magnified view inside the patient’s body. da Vinci’s EndoWrist® instruments bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. The surgeon controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. da Vinci technology allows surgeons to perform complex and routine procedures through a few small openings, similar to traditional laparoscopy.
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
- Bright, crisp, high-resolution image
- Immersive view of the surgical field
EndoWrist Instrumentation and Instruments
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
- 7 degrees of freedom
- Range of motion far greater than the human hand
- Minimizes surgeon hand tremors
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
- Comfortable seated posture