The da Vinci ® Robotic Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon's capabilities - and for the first time - offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery. Small incisions are used to introduce miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3-D camera. Seated comfortably at the console, your surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3-D image of the surgical site. At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate your surgeon's hand movements into precise micro-movements.
The System cannot make decisions or operate on its own. Rather, it requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon. It is this state-of-the-art technology, combined with the experience of a highly trained surgeon, robotic operating room nurses and surgical technologist that can achieve the level of expertise that is critical in the success of utilizing this new technology.
The da Vinci ® Surgical System is the only commercially available technology that can provide the surgeon with the precision, dexterity and control of traditional open surgery, while only requiring 1-2 cm incisions.
This system consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon's console, a patient cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision System and patented EndoWrist instruments. Your surgeon operates while seated comfortably, viewing a highly magnified 3-D image of the body's interior. To operate, the surgeon uses master controls that work like forceps.
As your surgeon manipulates the controls, i it responds to this input in real time, translating his or her hand, wrist and finger movements into precise movements of miniaturized instruments at the patient-side cart. The system translates and refines your surgeon's hand movements.
When considering surgical treatment options, many patients have concerns about safety. In particular, patients question whether Surgery is as safe as traditional methods.
In fact, the da Vinci ® Surgical System has been used successfully in tens of thousands of minimally invasive procedures worldwide. In addition, it offers multiple, redundant safety features, which make the most effective, least invasive approach potentially as safe as traditional surgical methods.
First and foremost, the da Vinci ® System make decisions or operate on its own. Instead, it requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon. It is this state-of-the-art technology, combined with the experience of a highly trained surgeon, robotic operating room nurses and surgical technologist that can achieve the level of expertise that is critical in the success of utilizing this new technology.
With robotic surgery, as with traditional methods, you are under the care of at least two medical professionals: your surgeon as well as his or her supporting team. Your surgeon requires at least one assistant at your side during surgery. This team-member assists with tasks, such as switching between instruments, to provide your surgeon with the optimal instrument for the procedure step being performed.
Just a few feet away, your surgeon operates using the console controls. As he or she maneuvers the controls, the system scales, filters and translates their wrist and finger movements into precise movements of miniaturized instruments at the patient-side cart. Tremor reduction minimizes unintended movements, which means that the robotic instruments can move in a more precise manner than a human hand.
And because the robotic Patient Cart does the work of holding and repositioning the instruments and camera - and because your surgeon operates while seated -- surgeons can experience much less fatigue in performing robotic surgery. Finally, during the course of an operation, the System will perform millions of safety self-checks. The System is designed to be fail-safe, which means that in the event of power interruption or a safety-check failure, the System is designed to shut down safely, allowing the surgeon to remain in control of the procedure.
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Robotic Surgery Information:
Atlanta (404) 851-8200
Hospital – Atlanta
1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 851-8000
Northside Hospital –
201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: (770) 720-5100
Hospital – Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: (770) 844-3200