Surgical robot provides greater accuracy, benefits for patients
Surgeons on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano are now using the da Vinci® Si Surgical System, robotic technology that allows the surgeons to perform complex procedures with small incisions and far greater precision.
While seated at a console next to the patient's bedside, the da Vinci® robot allows the surgeon to use this new technology to treat complex surgical cases with greater control and accuracy. Tremor is eliminated; the right and left hand are ambidextrous; and the "hand" movements are extremely delicate.
Benefits for patients
For many patients, surgery performed using the da Vinci® Si Surgical System has a number of benefits, including:
- Smaller incisions (less than half an inch long)
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Lower risk of transfusion
- A shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery
- Faster return to normal activities
System provides dexterity, visual clarity
The da Vinci®system's command center provides surgeons three-dimensional, high-definition images, which provide superior visual clarity of target tissue and surrounding organs - with up to ten times magnification. Plus, two separate HD optical channels are used to merge images for advanced depth perception.
The remote instrumentation provides dexterity and range of motion greater than the human hand. Other technologies in the system help replicate the experience of open surgery by preserving natural eye-hand instrument alignment and instrument control.
Surgeries using da Vinci® Si
Surgeons on the medical staff at Texas Health Plano utilize the da Vinci® Si Surgical System to offer patients a wide range of minimally invasive procedures including:
To find a physician on the medical staff who uses the da Vinci Si Surgical System, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).