Surgical Robot Provides Greater Accuracy, Patient Benefits
Physicians at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth perform a variety of procedures using the da Vinci® Si Surgical System, an advanced, less invasive alternative to traditional surgery. Texas Health Southwest recently acquired Fort Worth’s first Si, the newest of the daVinci robots.
The da Vinci® Si system is a surgical robot that is controlled by surgeons seated at a console next to the patient's bedside. This new technology allows surgeons to treat complex surgical cases with controlled precision and accuracy. Tremor is eliminated; the right and left hand are ambidextrous; and the "hand" movements are extremely delicate.
Benefits for Patients
- Smaller incisions
- Less pain
- A shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery
- Faster return to normal activities
- 3D – HD Vision
- Single site application for gallbladder removal
- Fluorescence imaging allows for more precise cuts
- Simulator for honing/perfecting skills
System Provides Dexterity, Visual Clarity
The da Vinci® Si 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 high-definition 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.
A New Generation in Women's Gynecological Surgery
The da Vinci® Si system allows physicians to perform less invasive hysterectomies. Not a generic laparoscopic procedure, this alternative to traditional surgery allows gynecologists to perform hysterectomies through a 1- to 2-centimeter incision.
A New Alternative to Prostate Cancer Treatment
The da Vinci® Si system gives men a less invasive option for prostate cancer surgery. The da Vinci system provides a quicker recovery time and fewer side effects than traditional surgery.
Find a physician on the medical staff who uses the daVinci® Si surgical system, or call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) for a referral.