The advancements in technology over the years are focused on best outcomes for patients, allowing more complex procedures to be performed.
The da Vinci Surgical System expands the doctors' human capabilities and allows routine and complex procedures to be performed minimally invasively. Via three integrated components, the surgeon controls the da Vinci robot from a surgeon console. The surgeons' hand movements are translated to perform tiny movements with-in the body in real time. Optimised 3D vision, magnification and motion tremor control allow the surgeon to operate high-tech instrumentation with greater dexterity and precision than other minimally invasive techniques.
The da Vinci surgical system is made up of three components:
The surgeon console is positioned outside the sterile field, where the surgeon sits and controls the instruments with natural dexterity while viewing the surgical anatomy in a stable, high-definition 3D image.
The patient cart is positioned alongside the bed (in the sterile field), and is ‘docked’ to the patient. The patient cart holds the camera and instruments that the surgeon controls from the console.
The vision cart makes communication between the components possible, and supports the 3D high-definition vision system.