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About da Vinci Systems
Surgical robotics for minimally invasive surgery
Your surgeon in control
The da Vinci® surgical system gives your surgeon an advanced set of instruments to use in performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. The term “robotic” often misleads people. Robots don’t perform surgery. Your surgeon performs surgery with da Vinci by using instruments that he or she guides via a console.
The da Vinci system translates your surgeon’s hand movements at the console in real time, bending and rotating the instruments while performing the procedure. The tiny wristed instruments move like a human hand, but with a greater range of motion. The da Vinci vision system also delivers highly magnified, 3D high-definition views of the surgical area. The instrument size makes it possible for surgeons to operate through one or a few small incisions.
A dedicated care team
The da Vinci system is one part of a much bigger picture. As the company that makes da Vinci, Intuitive’s services extend far beyond the surgical system. These include comprehensive and ongoing education, training, and support for surgeons, operating room staff, and hospital care teams. As a patient, you are at the center of a network of dedicated professionals working together to help you get back to what matters most.
Three components of the da Vinci system
Your surgeon sits at the console, controlling the instruments while viewing your anatomy in high-definition 3D.
Positioned alongside the bed, the patient cart holds the camera and instruments that the surgeon controls from the console.
The vision cart makes communication between components possible and supports the 3D high-definition vision system.
A family of technologies
Hospitals may have one or multiple versions of the da Vinci available. These systems all work to enable your surgeon to perform minimally invasive surgery. The different models include:
The da Vinci Si surgical system
The da Vinci X surgical system
The da Vinci Xi surgical system
The da Vinci SP1 surgical system
1. In the U.S., the da Vinci SP® system is only cleared for use in single-port urological procedures, lateral oropharyngectomy procedures (commonly referred to as radical tonsillectomy) and tongue base resection.
Disclosures and Important Safety Information
Important Safety Information
Patients should talk to their doctors to decide if da Vinci® surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on nonsurgical and surgical options and associated risks in order to make an informed decision.
Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci surgery, up to and including death. Serious risks include, but are not limited to, injury to tissues and organs and conversion to other surgical techniques, which could result in a longer operative time and/or increased complications. For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please also refer to www.intuitive.com/safety.
Individuals' outcomes may depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to patient characteristics, disease characteristics, and/or surgeon experience.
Da Vinci Xi® System Precaution Statement
The demonstration of safety and effectiveness for the specific procedure(s) discussed in this material was based on evaluation of the device as a surgical tool and did not include evaluation of outcomes related to the treatment of cancer (overall survival, disease-free survival, local recurrence) or treatment of the patient’s underlying disease/condition. Device usage in all surgical procedures should be guided by the clinical judgment of an adequately trained surgeon.
Da Vinci SP® System Precaution Statement
The safety and effectiveness of this device for use in the performance of general laparoscopic surgery procedures have not been established. This device is only intended to be used for single port urological procedures with the da Vinci EndoWrist® SP Instruments and the da Vinci SP Surgical System (SP1098).
Medical Advice and Locating a Doctor
Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci surgery is right for them. Other options may be available and appropriate. Only a doctor can determine whether da Vinci surgery is appropriate for a patient’s situation. Patients and doctors should review all available information on both nonsurgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision.
Surgeons experienced with the da Vinci system can be found using the Surgeon Locator. Intuitive Surgical provides surgeons training on the use of the da Vinci system but does not certify, credential or qualify the surgeons listed in the Surgeon Locator.