Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery. “Minimally invasive” means that instead of working on patients through large slashes, we use miniaturized surgical tools that fit through a range of quarter-inch slashes. When conducting surgery with the da Vinci Si, which is the world’s most exceptional surgical robot, these miniaturized instruments are installed on three separate robotic arms , allowing the maximum surgeon range of movement and accuracy. The da Vinci’s fourth arm comprises a magnified high-definition 3-D camera that supervises the surgeon during the procedure.

The surgeon controls these tools and the camera from a console located in the operating room. Laying his fingers into the master controls, he can operate all four arms of the da Vinci together while looking through a stereoscopic high-definition monitor that sets him inside the patient, providing him with a better, more accurate 3-D view of the operating site than the human eye can present. Every movement he makes with the master regulators is replicated accurately by the robot. When required, the surgeon can even change the scale of the robot’s actions: If he selects a three-to-one range, the tip of the robot’s arm will move just one inch for every three inches the surgeon’s hand moves. And because of the console’s scheme, the surgeon’s eyes and hands are always supremely adjusted with his view of the surgical site, decreasing surgeon tiredness.

The final effect is to give the surgeon unprecedented control in a minimally invasive environment. As one of our surgeon’s notes, “It’s as if I’ve miniaturized my body and gone inside the patient.” Using this advanced technology, our surgeons can perform a developing number of sophisticated urological, gynaecological, cardiothoracic and general surgical methods. Since these methods can now be performed through tiny incisions, our patients experience several benefits associated with opening surgery, including:

Less trauma on the body

 Minimal scarring, and

 Faster recovery time.

How the DaVinci works?

The da Vinci Si has a pair of separate but associated sections:

The tower, which is placed directly over the patient during surgery, contains the robot’s four arms, three that can hold an aggregation of different surgical instruments, and a fourth that keeps the system’s 3-D cameras. These arms are regulated by a computer that accurately replicates the actions of the performing surgeon.

The console is where the operating surgeon sits and manages the robot’s controls while looking into a stereoscopic screen that provides a magnified, high clarity 3-D view of the surgical site. The surgeon handles the robot’s four arms by manoeuvring two master controls that provide fingertip accuracy of movement.

The surgeon also manages a footswitch that provides additional options, such as the ability to switch between two different energy sources. Touchpads allow the surgeon to easily adjust the video, audio and system frameworks, while the ergonomic console and the arrangement of the controls and monitor are devised to keep the surgeon in a comfortable, focused position at all times.

Finally, supplementary video screens link in the rest of the surgical team by presenting a two-dimensional view of what the surgeon is viewing at through the da Vinci’s stereoptic screen.


Published by Lavismichel Inkel