The da Vinci
Surgical System consists of an ergonomically designed
surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart with four interactive
robotic arms, the high-performance InSite®
Vision System and proprietary EndoWrist®
Instruments. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology,
the surgeon’s hand movements are scaled, filtered and
seamlessly translated into precise movements of the
EndoWrist Instruments. The net result: an intuitive
interface with breakthrough surgical capabilities.
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Components of the da Vinci Surgical
Using the da Vinci Surgical System, the surgeon operates while
seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3-D image of the
The surgeon's fingers grasp the master controls below the display,
with hands and wrists naturally positioned relative to his or her
The system seamlessly translates the surgeon's hand, wrist and
finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical
instruments inside the patient.
Provides either three or four robotic arms—two or three instrument
arms and one endoscope arm—that execute the surgeon's commands.
The laparoscopic arms pivot at the 1-2 cm operating ports,
eliminating the use of the patient's body wall for leverage and
minimizing tissue damage.
Supporting surgical team members assist in installing the proper
instruments, prepare the 1-2 cm port in the patient and supervise
the laparoscopic arms and tools being utilized.
A full range of proprietary EndoWrist instruments is available to
support the surgeon while operating.
The instruments are designed with seven degrees of motion that
mimic the dexterity of the human hand and wrist.
Each instrument has a specific surgical mission such as clamping,
suturing and tissue manipulation.
Quick-release levers speed instrument changes during surgical
The Vision System, with high-resolution 3-D endoscope and image
processing equipment, provides the true-to-life 3-D images of the
Operating images are enhanced, refined and optimized using image
synchronizers, high-intensity illuminators and camera control
The da Vinci Surgical System is the only commercially available
technology that can provide the surgeon with the intuitive
control, range of motion, fine tissue manipulation capability and
3-D visualization characteristic of open surgery, while
simultaneously allowing the surgeon to work through tiny incisions
typical of minimally invasive surgery.