A Revolution in Non-Invasive Surgery: The da Vinci Surgical System


A Revolution in Non-Invasive Surgery: The da Vinci Surgical System


The Da Vinci Surgical System robot. Though the new millennia has come and passed, the complete robot takeover promised by Hollywood during the latter half of the last century has not come to fruition (yet…); however, robots and robotic systems are becoming increasingly prominent in many industries, especially in health care.

The surgical robotics market has grown significantly since 2014 and estimates show that by 2020 it will have doubled in size to around $28.8 billion. This has led to big changes in the way doctors diagnose and the way surgeons develop procedures as these systems become more widespread in practices. One system is leading the charge.

Introducing the da Vinci Surgical System

First approved in 2000, the Da Vinci Surgical System is the first robotic surgery system approved by the FDA for general laparoscopic, also known as minimally invasive, surgery. The da Vinci system has been foundational in the development and improvement of new microsurgeries. Over the last 18 years, their prevalence across the United States and the world has grown significantly; as their numbers continue to grow, surgeons continue to discover the benefits.

Okay… how does it work?

The da Vinci system consists of a control console, an imaging cart, and three or four interactive arms, depending on the model. The surgeon uses the console to control the arms to perform the microsurgery while using the advanced 3D imaging cart to see what the arms see. The arms can hold many kinds of tools including scalpels, bovies, and scissors. The versatility of the system is continually tested and as time marches on, the abilities and precision of the system will continue to offer peace of mind to both surgeons and their patients.

How do we use it?

At Surgical Associates of Grinnell, we utilize the da Vinci Surgical System to assist our bariatric surgeons in performing internal laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is a technique where surgical procedures are performed through small incisions (typically around 1 centimeter). The da Vinci system allows our surgeons to perform laparoscopic procedures utilizing the advanced 3D imaging and the finely tuned finger controls. The superior visibility of the system and the precise controls reduce surgery and recovery time allowing for much higher overall success rates.

Want to learn more about robotic surgery and its history? Head on over here!

03/07/2018 9:51 AM |Add a comment |Comments (4)
Amazing blog with the latest information. Your blog helps me to improve myself in many ways. Looking forward for more like this.

I agree with that surgical robotics market has grown day by day. Thanks for providing good information.

thanks for sharing the information this will help me a lot

Paul Harris | marketing.northtxgynonc@gmail.com | http://northtxgynonc.com/ | 04/15/2019 5:13 PM
Da Vinci Surgical System is absolutely a boon for non-invasive surgery and provides a new dimensions to microsurgeries. Thanks for its makers.

Dr. Quintessa Miller, MD, FACS | noreply@befilter.com | http://befilter.com/procedure/ | 03/29/2018 6:12 AM
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