Equipment: Da Vinci Xi robot
The latest robotic equipment is known as the Da-Vinci Xi model, which is manufactured by Intuitive surgical, California, USA. Da Vinci robot consists of the surgeon console, patient-side cart, Endo Wrist Instruments, and Vision System with high-resolution 3D Endoscope and Image Processing Equipment. Da Vinci Xi is the fourth generation Da Vinci robotic system with over 20 years of technical evolution integrated into it.
Surgical robots are not fully automated, and they don’t act on their own. They enhance surgical performance by creating a natural extension of the surgical eyes and hands inside the patient’s body. Robotic surgery allows the surgeon to overpass the limitations of traditional laparoscopy.
Da-Vinci Xi Endo Wrist Instruments offer 360 degrees of free movement. Similar to surgeons’ hands, these features allow unobstructed access to the patients’ body and extended range of motion. These advantages are putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. They improve reach to every anatomical structure, while 3D camera scope facilitates the surgeons’ view.
Minimal invasive surgery reaches the next level with robotic surgery. Finger switches enabled by surgeons’ hands translate every movement in scale motion of the surgical equipment. This technology can also filter out hand tremors. The endoscope is programmed to regulate the temperature of the endoscope tip automatically to prevent fogging during the operation. It also enables the surgeon to quickly switch views through the use of a simple foot pedal.
The surgeon sits at the console several meters away from the operating table. The surgeons’ console is equipped with a camera system that offers a magnified three- dimensional image of the surgical field. At the same screen, a real-time progression of the instruments is projected. The surgeon can have a panoramic view of the whole abdomen, like operating inside the patient’s body. This view allows us to get a very close look at all vessels and nerves. This view is highly unlikely to be achieved through open surgery. The latest version of the system has four arms, which are much sleeker and have a more extensive range of motion.
Extreme precision and ability to treat through small cuts patients with increased weight, body fat, or anatomical alterations affect recovery. On top of that, the robotic surgical system allows us to perform surgery with minimal blood loss, leading to less chance of transfusions. Almost all patients go home the next day.
The future is already here, and we work towards providing what is best for the health of our patients when it comes to any surgical intervention.