This form of laparoscopic surgery allows some attractive features for the surgeon and the patient. One significant advantage of robotic surgery is the magnified, three-dimensional high definition (3D-HD) view of the abdomen. Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci cannot act on its own. Surgery is performed entirely by your surgeon. The da Vinci System translates your surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements by using tiny, wristed instruments that can bend and rotate far greater than the human wrists. Da Vinci robotic technology uses a human to machine synchronization – called “following” – a sense of the robotics being an extension of the surgeon’s body creating a seamless, steady and natural connection between your surgeon and the surgical instruments. In summary, da Vinci robotic technology enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity, and control.
Dr. Sutker has performed over 1200 procedures using the Da Vinci robot. Due to his expertise, he serves as the medical director of the robotic surgery program at Medical City Dallas Hospital.
DaVinci robotic technology enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
Robotic Surgery Is a Type of Laparoscopic Surgery
Robotic surgery is a type of laparoscopic surgery. Carbon dioxide gas is utilized to “inflate” the abdomen so that there is room to work. Your surgeon inserts a tiny camera and thin, long-handled instruments to reach inside your abdomen. This technique allows the use of small incisions to accomplish the procedure and allows for shorter recovery, less pain, better cosmetic results and a quicker return to life. Physicians have used the da Vinci System successfully worldwide in millions of surgical procedures to date.
Inguinal hernia, ventral hernia, sleeve gastrectomy (weight loss surgery), colectomy (removal of a portion or entire colon), and cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) are all types of surgery that can utilize robotic technology.