Understanding Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci Surgical System uses robotic-assisted technology to enable surgeons at Medical Center at Augusta University in Augusta, Ga., to perform complex procedures with a minimally invasive approach. It operates in a slave-master mode, with the surgeon firmly in control.

The System Consists of:

  • A patient side cart
  • A surgeon's console
  • An advanced vision system with a high-resolution 3-D endoscopic camera
  • Robotic EndoWrist Instruments with flexible joints to expand the natural range of motion of the human hand, reduce tremors and scale motions to refine the surgeon's movements

How the System Works
The surgeon places the robotic instruments and endoscope, or small camera, on the patient side cart inside the patient's body through a series of small incisions.

The surgeon takes a seat at the surgeon's console. Using the advanced vision system, the surgeon sees a clear, detailed picture of the surgical field while sitting upright and comfortable, reducing fatigue.    

From the console, the surgeon maneuvers the robotic arms that hold the instruments and endoscope. The system seamlessly translates the surgeon's hand, wrist and finger movements into precise real-time movements of the surgical instruments.

Patients generally stay one night in the hospital and return to normal activities much more quickly than after traditional surgeries.

Schedule an online appointment now or call (706) 721-2273 (CARE) or 800-736-CARE (2273) to speak to a member of our CARE team.  

For more information on robotic-assisted surgery, please visit davincisurgery.com