What are the advantages of the da Vinci surgical system?

The da Vinci surgical system is an advanced and effective tool for performing minimally-invasive surgeries. It is a state-of-the-art tool that makes the most of the surgeon’s skill, expertise and experience in conducting urologic procedures. Known as da Vinci because Leonardo da Vinci devised the first robot and used three-dimensional detail and incomparable anatomical accuracy to give life to his masterpieces, the surgical system gives physicians such precision and detail that it effectively simulates an open surgical environment while allowing the use of tiny incisions.

How does the da Vinci system work?

The da Vinci surgery is robot-assisted and minimally-invasive, done via small incisions. The robot’s hands offer a high degree of dexterity, which enables surgeons to operate in the very tight spaces and delicate tissues of the genitourinary tract that otherwise would only be accessed through the longer incisions of open surgery. The da Vinci robot is a self-empowered, computer-controlled device that has been programmed to help in the positioning and maneuvering of surgical instruments. It gives surgeons better precision, flexibility, accuracy and control over surgical procedures.

When using the da Vinci system:

1. The urologist operates from a computer console situated in the operating room, directing and manipulating miniaturized instruments mounted on 3 robotic arms to create small incisions in the patient.

2. During the procedure, the doctor looks through a 3D camera attached to a fourth robotic arm that magnifies the surgical site.

3. The hand, wrist and finger movements of the surgeon are transmitted straight through the computer console and to the instruments attached to the robotic arms, resulting in mimicked movements with the same range of motion as that of the surgeon and allowing maximum control.

4. The robot is supervised by the surgical team at the patient’s bedside.

What are the advantages of the da Vinci surgical system?

1. It ensures that surgeries are more precise by providing better visualization, improved dexterity and greater accuracy.

2. It enables surgeons to conduct complex surgical procedures using tiny incisions.

3. It replicates the surgeon’s technique and movements in real-time, with the surgeon seated just a feet away from the patient viewing an actual image of the operating field while performing the procedure in real-time by manipulating a miniaturized instrument and using tiny incisions.

4. It transmits force feedback sensations from the operating field to the surgeon, which are then used as a substitute for tactile sensations and are augmented by the superior vision offered by the high-resolution 3D view to deliver better visualization, accuracy and precision.

The da Vinci is designed to ensure that both simple and complex procedures are done using incisions of 1-2 cm (also called operating ports), potentially resulting in:

1. Reduced trauma, pain and discomfort to patients
2. Fewer complications
3. Shorter recovery time and quicker return to routine activities
4. Minimal scarring
5. Reduced blood loss and need for transfusions
6. Minimal hospitalization costs

At Advanced Urology Institute, we have incorporated the da Vinci surgical system into our practice. Over the years, we have been able to use the increased range of motion, improved visualization, enhanced dexterity and greater surgical precision offered by the robotic system to deliver improved treatment outcomes to our patients. We are also proud of the skilled and experienced professionals at AUI whose training, fortitude, passion and expertise in the use of advanced technologies have enabled us to provide the best possible care to our patients. For more information on our services, visit the “Advanced Urology Institute” site.

Advantages of da Vinci Surgical System

The da Vinci Surgical System is a minimally invasive procedure where the operation is performed with the help of robotic instruments inserted through minor incisions. The surgeon sits at a console that offers a three dimensional view of the patient’s anatomy and full control over the surgical instruments.

The da Vinci system provides a suitable alternative to the more traditional open surgery where a surgeon has to make large incisions through skin and muscle to reach the affected organ. It also is an improvement to other minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopy. Now a patient has the opportunity to choose robot assisted laparoscopy over conventional laparoscopy.

Advantages of the da Vinci Surgical System

1. Increased precision

The precision with which miniaturized robotic instruments move through the body is comparable to that of a scalpel in a surgeon’s hand. Robotic instruments can access parts of the anatomy that are delicate or hard to reach with no risk of accidental puncture or laceration. The margin of error is very low because precision increases accuracy.

2. Reduced blood loss, pain and scarring

Blood loss, pain and scarring are incidental to any surgical procedure. Blood loss is especially critical and it is a significant contributor to mortality rates in procedures such as hepatic and thoracic surgery. The da Vinci Surgical System requires very little cutting and the incisions made are very small. Advantages of the smaller incisions include less pain, smaller amount of blood loss and a shorter healing period after the surgery. The high definition cameras and the 3D view in the da Vinci Surgical System also offer increased visibility, which reduces the chances of puncturing blood vessels or any other part during the surgery.

3. Faster recovery

Patients who undergo surgery using the da Vinci system report faster recovery. They require less after care and the risk of post surgery complications is remarkably reduced. This is especially the case with post surgery infections, which are a concern in cases of open surgery because of the larger wounds. Patients undergoing this kind of surgery realize the objectives of their treatment quickly and they can return to their normal activities with no problems.


The da Vinci Surgery System is available for almost all forms of surgery, including gynecological, kidney and colorectal. Areas such as urology are known to have been at the forefront of adopting this system to urological surgeries and to date, most urologists, including the members of the Advanced Urology Institute, champion the use of the da Vinci Surgery System.

For more information about the da Vinci Surgery System, visit the “Advanced Urology Institute” website.

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What is the Da Vinci Surgical System?

What is the da Vinci Surical System?

The Da Vinci Surgical System is a robotic surgical device that includes a patient cart, surgical instruments and a surgeon’s console. The patient cart contains four robotic arms, each of which holds a different instruments such as a scalpel, scissors, or electrocauterizer. One of the robotic arms holds an endoscopic camera that allows the surgeon to have a direct and magnified view of the operation as it is performed.

How does the Da Vinci Surgical System work?

Any surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System can be performed while the surgeon sits at the console viewing the operation in 3-D image. There are two hand-held robotic arms and two foot pedals that allow the surgical instruments to be properly maneuvered. The advanced technology integrated into the da Vinci System translates the surgeon’s natural movements into more defined movements that allow for the smallest and most precise incisions to be made.

Benefits of the da Vinci Surgical System

Optimized Safety – The da Vinci System includes safety features that help reduce the risk of common human errors. While the machine is considered a “robot,” it is not functional on its own and requires that a surgeon be at the controls.

Less Time Consuming – In laparoscopy procedures, the surgeon is required to look up at a special video monitor in order to view the entire surgical procedure. The da Vinci System however, allows the surgeon to proceed with the surgery without ever having to look away.

Convenient – Unlike traditional surgical systems, the da Vinci Surgical System enables the surgeon to remain seated throughout the procedure while still having access to the instruments necessary to complete the surgery.

Minimally Invasive – The da Vinci Surgical System is much like conventional laparoscopy systems in the way that it is minimally invasive. One major difference is that the new and innovative system includes various features that allow the surgical procedures to be conducted with less time and effort.

The da Vinci Surgical System can be used for numerous procedures including; prostatectomy, vasectomy, and even complex surgeries requiring dissection or complete reconstruction. The most remarkable feature of the da Vinci System is that it enables patients to undergo surgery with a minimal amount of pain and blood loss, which allows for a faster recovery. Advanced Urology Specialists are skilled in the use of state of the art technology including the da Vinci Surgical System. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please go to our contact page.