What is Robot Da Vinci?
Robot Da Vinci is a third surgical method used as an alternative to open surgery and laparoscopic surgery. This method has significant advantages for both the patient and the surgeon. It shortens the operation time and the hospital stay after the operation.
The Robot Da Vinci system was developed by virtual reality engineers, NASA researchers, and Stanford University robotics experts. Although it was originally created to operate on astronauts in space, it is also used in hospitals today. Robot Da Vinci received FDA approval in 2000 and has been used in millions of operations until now.
What Is The Robot Da Vinci Used For?
Many surgeries can be performed with the Robot Da Vinci. Robot Da Vinci was used in all of the surgical operations listed below.
- Urological surgery
- Obesity surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- General surgery
- Caloric vascular surgery
- Ear Nose Throat Surgery
- Surgical procedures in the head and neck regions
- Pediatric surgery
Things to know about Robot Da Vinci
- In da Vinci robotic surgery, there are three parts: the robotic patient console and the surgeon's console.
- The robot works with the commands given by the surgeon's fingers. In other words, the surgeon does the surgery, not the robot.
- The surgical instruments at the end of the robot are extremely thin and sensitive. In this way, the damage to the tissues is minimized.
- It works with high resolution 3D imaging system. Thus, even the deepest parts of the body can be seen clearly.
- Tissues, nerves, and vessels can be seen 10 times larger. Thus, it can be moved more precisely and the risk of damage is reduced.
- Robotic arms exhibit pinpoint performance, the margin of error is much lower than the human hand.
- Because the surgeon is less tired, he can perform better throughout the surgery.
- The risk of blood loss is very low.
- The incisions made in this surgery are quite small compared to normal surgeries. Thus, the hospital stay of the patient is shortened and postoperative pain and wounds are less.