During robotic-assisted surgery a trained surgeon sits a console and controls tiny instruments inside the patient’s body via the da Vinci System. The technology translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements enabling surgeons to perform complex and routine procedures through a few small openings, similar to traditional laparoscopy. Since the year 2000, the da Vinci Surgical system has been clinical used to treat over 8.5 million patients and the technology continues to evolve. Learn more about the fourth generation systems now available in Canada.
Core Technology of the da Vinci Surgical System
The da Vinci® Surgical System’s 3D HD Vision, wristed instrumentation and ergonomic console enables doctors to perform surgery in a manner never before experienced.
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
- 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