Palmetto Adult and Children's Urology has made a significant commitment to our patients and referring physicians by establishing a successful Robotic Surgery Program at Trident Medical Center. This minimally invasive technique represents the cutting edge in Urologic surgery and continues to benefit our medical community.
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
For the patient, benefits may include:
The da VinciTM Surgical System is a robotic surgical system consisting of three main components:
The InSiteTM Vision System which provides the surgeon with a true minimally invasive 3-D view of the surgical field.
The Surgical Cart that includes the EndoWristTM Instruments. The EndoWrist Instruments are designed to mimic the movement of the human hands, wrists and fingers.
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The Surgeon Console which contains the master controls that the surgeon uses to manipulate the EndoWrist Instruments.
What are the benefits of using the da Vinci Surgical System
For the surgeon, the ability to perform complex minimally invasive procedures as if they were performing open surgery procedures without the fatigue experienced in a long procedure. For the patient, numerous benefits common in existing laparoscopic procedures including reduced bleeding, less pain, smaller risk of internal scarring, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery are possible.
Reproduce exact movements of the human hand, wrists and fingers.
Extensive range of motion allows precision suturing, dissection and tissue manipulation.
InSite Vision System
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Dual 3-chip digital cameras take surgery "inside" the patient.
The only system with true 3-D vision offers depth of field and resolution.
3-D image aligned over the master controls provides natural hand-eye coordination that is inherent in open surgery.
The da Vinci Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is enabling the next generation of surgery. Incorporating the latest advancement in robotic and computer technology, the da Vinci Surgical System is the only operative surgical robot that has been deemed safe and effective by the United States Food and Drug Administration for actually performing surgery.
da Vinci Prostatectomy Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. Among your concerns is: "Will my body function normally following surgery?" Traditional open urologic surgery – in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs – has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
da Vinci Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.
Other urologic robotic surgeries performed by the da Vinci Surgical System are:
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