Robot Assisted Surgery
Enhancing surgery with robotic precision
A minimally invasive surgical option, da Vinci technology enables your surgeon to operate through a few small incisions (cuts), like traditional laparoscopy, instead of a large open incision. The da Vinci System is a robotic-assisted surgical device that your surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. In 2017, more than 125 robotic-assisted procedures were performed at Hammond-Henry Hospital.
The da Vinci System gives surgeons:
- A 3D HD view inside the body
- Special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
- Enhanced vision, precision, and control
Three-dimensional, enhanced high-definition vision, with up to 10x magnification, offers surgeons an immersive view of the operative field unlike any other surgical approach, including traditional open surgery and laparoscopy. A special firefly fluorescence imaging vision system enables the surgeon to use a special video camera and glowing dye to view blood flow in vessels, and tissue or bile moving through ducts during minimally invasive surgical procedures. When a surgeon uses the firefly camera, healthy structures appear green, but those with low or no blood flow appear gray. This enhanced visual capability adds to the positive outcomes that have been seen utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System.
Wristed Instruments for Precision and Control
From a console in the operating room, the surgeon controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the body. The da Vinci instruments are designed to provide surgeons with natural dexterity and a range of motion far greater than the human hand. The da Vinci also maintains a corresponding eye-hand-instrument tip alignment allowing for intuitive instrument control.
- Less Blood Loss
- Fewer Complications
- Less Need for Pain Medications
- Less Scarring
- Lower Infection Rate
- Faster Recovery
- Shorter Hospital Stay