The da Vinci® Surgical System enables surgeons to perform operations through a few small incisions and several key features, including:
• Magnified vision system that gives surgeons a 3D HD view inside the patient’s body
• Ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits while operating
• Patient-side cart where the patient is positioned during surgery
• Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
da Vinci Surgery
The da Vinci System is powered by robotic technology that allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. One of the instruments is a laparoscope – a thin tube with a tiny camera and light at the end. The camera sends images to a video monitor in the operating room to guide doctors during surgery. The surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System at all times.
A Minimally Invasive Surgical Option http://www.davincisurgery.com/If you plan to have a hysterectomy, ask your doctor about da Vinci Surgery. Using the da Vinci System, your surgeon makes a few small incisions - similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D HD vision system and special instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. da Vinci enables your doctor to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.
As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci hysterectomy offers the following potential benefits as compared to open surgery: Reduced complication rate, reduced length of hospital stay, reduced blood loss and less likelihood for transfusion.
As compared to traditional laparoscopy:Reduced complication rate, reduced length of hospital stay, reduced blood loss, reduced chance of procedure converting to an abdominal procedure, less likelihood of blood transfusion.
As compared to vaginal surgery:Reduced length of hospital stay and reduced blood loss
Risks & Considerations Related to Hysterectomy:Benign (removal of the uterus and possibly nearby organs)
Injury to the ureters (ureters drain urine from the kidney into the bladder)
Vaginal cuff problem (scar tissue, infection, bacterial skin infection, pooling/clotting of blood, incision opens or separates)
Injury to bladder (organ that holds urine)
Bowel injury, vaginal shortening, problems urinating (cannot empty bladder, urgent or frequent need to urinate, leaking urine)