The da Vinci® Surgical System is a computer-enhanced minimally invasive surgical system consisting of three components, the InSite™ Vision System, Surgical Cart and Surgeon Console. The InSite Vision System provides the surgeon a true minimally invasive 3-D view of the surgical field including depth of field, magnification and high resolution. The Surgical Cart includes the EndoWrist® Instruments and three robotic arms whereby the laparoscope and two EndoWrist® Instruments are inserted. The EndoWrist® Instruments are designed to mimic the movement of the human hands, wrists and fingers. The extensive range of motion allows precision that is not available in standard minimally invasive procedures. The Surgeon Console contains the master controls that the surgeon uses to manipulate the EndoWrist® instruments. The handles or "Masters" translate the surgeon’s natural hand and wrist movements into corresponding, precise and scaled movements.
The da Vinci® System enhances surgical capabilities by enabling the performance of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The System cannot be programmed nor can it make decisions on its own. The da Vinci® System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.
The da Vinci® Surgical System has been successfully used in thousands of prostate cancer procedures world-wide.