About the da Vinci robot
The da Vinci® robot is a pioneering surgical robot created, manufactured and constantly developed by the Intuitive Surgical Corporation, an American manufacturer of medical equipment and the leader in the global market of robotic technologies supporting surgical procedures. The da Vinci robot supports our surgeons’ work in surgical treatment of cancers of the prostate, uterine body and large intestine.
Safety, precision and intuitiveness are the key values that determine its advantage over the traditional open-surgery techniques.
Have you got any additional questions or would like to find out more about the da Vinci method, about the course of the treatment or the conditions that it concerns? We are at your disposal and can make an appointment for you to be seen by a specialist at our hospital.
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Benefits for the patient
The da Vinci Surgical System enables the surgeon to perform procedures in hard to reach places with precision that is unattainable for other techniques thus minimising at the same time the surgical trauma and loss of blood. For the patients, this means a shorter time of hospitalisation and recovery, earlier return to active and professional life, and in the case of urological procedures, very satisfactory functional results.
Reduced loss of blood, smaller postoperative scar and reduced analgesic medication
The da Vinci method in numbers
Over 6m operations have already been performed globally using the da Vinci System
Every 36 s surgeons operate using the da Vinci System
About 170 types of surgical procedures, mainly in urology, gynaecology and general surgery, are performed with the assistance of da Vinci robots
How does a da Vinci robot work?
The da Vinci Surgical System is comprised of two components, a surgeon’s console and a patient-side cart.
The patient-side component consists of four interactive robotic arms that are in immediate contact with the patient being operated on. Three of them are equipped with small-size surgical instruments inserted into the patient’s body through laparoscopic ports. Two emulate the surgeon’s hand movements while at the same time reducing such imperfections the tremor of human hands. Thanks to the small size of the arms, it is possible to operate with a minimum incision, approx. 1-2 cm, of the patient’s body and thereby minimise tissue damage. The fourth arm is an endoscopic camera supporting the surgeon’s eye, responsible for transmitting a three-dimensional image from the inside of the patient’s body to the console.
The console is connected with the patient-side cart and is the workplace of the surgeon performing the surgical procedure. Its optical system enables visualisation of the image from the camera with unprecedented quality with natural estimation of the depth of immersion of surgical instruments, optimised contrast and scalable image for identification of the particular tissues and their layers. Such an excellent visualisation enables the surgeons to manipulate the delicate tissues and make very accurate incisions event in hard to reach spaces. This translates directly into improved patient safety and success of the operation itself.