Intuitive da Vinci Surgical Robotics Technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.
The systems have been designed to provide surgeons with the capabilities of traditional open surgery while enabling them to operate through a few small incisions.
Minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. By combining ingenuity and intelligent technology, they expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.
da Vinci enables surgeons to perform more minimally invasive surgery with over 5 million patients worldwide have been treated by the technology. In Canada over 170 surgeons are trained to safely perform Robotic-assisted surgery for a range of clinical applications (Learn more here).
Robotic-assisted surgery is an important surgical option that is safe and offers many potential benefits for patients, surgeons and hospitals when used appropriately and with proper training. Many benefits of robotic-assisted surgery for patients have been demonstrated with supporting clinical evidence including: less blood loss, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, smaller incisions for minimal scarring, and faster recovery and return to daily life.Reference
Since the year 2000, the da Vinci Surgical system has evolved with the third and fourth generations of the technology now available in Canada. You can learn more about the da Vinci Si and Xi above. 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. Learn more about the core technology of the da Vinci Surgical Systems here.