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Da Vinci® 'Robotic' Surgery
The da Vinci® 'robotic' surgical system provides surgeons with powerful assistance in performing minimally invasive operations with great accuracy. As with any new technology, the system takes some time to learn but a skilled and experienced surgeon can perform operations more quickly and accurately than by hand.
The advantages are less pain, quicker mobility, shorter rehabilitation and minimal scar formation.
The word 'robotic' is commonly used but 'telemanipulation' is a more accurate term. The system relays the surgeon's hand movements to the instruments, that have been inserted through small incisions in the abdomen.
The surgeon then controls the movements via a three-dimensional view with a one to ten times magnification. A tremor filter suppresses the trembling of the human hand and together these provide a high degree of precision.
The da Vinci 'robotic' surgery system displays internal images at up to ten times magnification and relays the surgeon's hand movements.
Robotic surgery systems are expensive and in many countries public health care authorities weigh the cost of such equipment against benefits to patients of spending the money in other areas. For this reason da Vinci is largely found in a number of top private hospitals around the world, but take-up is incerasing
Robotic assistance is suitable for complex laparoscopic surgery, requiring precise work and challenging reconstruction.
Note: PPM Consult Ltd. has no commercial or contractual relationship with Intuitive Surgical Inc., the manufacturers of the da Vinci® surgical system.
It is not suitable in all cases and the surgeon will decide on a case by case basis which patients will benefit from this method and which to operate upon unaided.
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