Why is robotic surgery better?


The robot-assisted system improves patient experiences and outcomes by fundamentally changing surgery in three ways:


  • da Vinci® Surgery simplifies many existing minimally invasive procedures.
    This is because the da Vinci System delivers equal or improved outcomes while maintaining the same “look and feel” of open surgery. Standard laparoscopy uses small incisions to insert long-shafted instruments, but has certain limitations when the procedure, patient’s anatomy or condition is challenging or complex.
  • da Vinci® Surgery makes difficult operations routine.
    Traditional laparoscopic surgery has never been widely used except for routine procedures. Only a select group of highly skilled surgeons attempt complex procedures using this approach. da Vinci® Surgical System allows more surgeons to perform complex procedures using a minimally invasive approach routinely and with confidence.
  • da Vinci® makes new minimally invasive surgical procedures possible.
    A number of procedures that could not be performed using traditional minimally invasive technologies can now be performed using the da Vinci® Surgical System. The advanced features and extensive EndoWrist® instrumentation of the da Vinci® System allow surgeons to perform more procedures through small, 1-2 cm incisions. By improving surgical capabilities, da Vinci® systems are helping to improve clinical outcomes and redefining standards of care. Patients may experience the following benefits:

    • Excellent cancer control, where indicated
    • Less blood loss and transfusions
    • Shortened hospital stay
    • Less pain
    • Low risk of infection, complications
    • Fast recovery and return to normal activities
    • Small incisions for less scarring

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