The da Vinci ® Robot

Only da Vinci ® overcomes the limitations of both traditional open surgery and conventional minimally invasive surgery. The da Vinci ® System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon's capabilities – and for the first time – offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery.

With da Vinci, ® small incisions are used to introduce miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. Seated comfortably at the da Vinci ® console, your surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site.

At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate your surgeon's hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci ® instruments.

The System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Rather, the da Vinci ® System requires that every surgical manoeuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.