What is Robotic Surgery?

The da Vinci Surgical System (commonly known as surgical robot) is designed to

provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a

magnified view. This enables the doctor to see tissues and blood vessels at a level of

detail far beyond what is possible with open surgery or laparoscopic surgery.

Surgeon controls the system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more

precise movements of tiny instruments inside body. Though it is often called a robot, the

system cannot act on its own. Instead, the surgery is performed entirely by your doctor.

The system’s tiny instruments have an even greater range of motion than the human


With Robotic Surgery, physicians can offer state-of-the-art treatment with the potential

for outcomes that are equal to or better than conventional surgery – and with the potential

benefits of a minimally invasive procedure.