da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
Parkside Hospital is proud to become the first Nuffield Health hospital to welcome the da Vinci Surgical System.
What is the da Vinci Surgical System?
The da Vinci system is a robotic surgical system that allows surgeons to conduct complex procedures in a minimally invasive way.
Compared to traditional methods, robotic-assisted surgery only requires a few tiny incisions and offers surgeons a greater range of motion than just with their own hands.
It also gives greater visibility during the procedure meaning the accuracy of movement is unparalleled.
This results in faster recoveries and a lowered risk of complications.
How the da Vinci system works
The surgeon sits at a console within the operating theatre and miniature instruments are inserted into the surgical area through tiny incisions.
A small 3D camera is also inserted giving the surgeon a 360-degree, magnified view of the surgical site, including areas that may not be visible to the naked eye.
The surgeon will then manoeuvre the instruments from the console, with the da Vinci system translating the movements to the instruments. These instruments are also fitted with anti-tremor technology meaning the accuracy is second to none.
Benefits of the da Vinci system
As this is a much less invasive form of surgery, coupled with the accuracy that da Vinci gives, you can expect many benefits compared to traditional methods.
- Reduced pain
- Lower risk of complications
- Less scarring
- Faster recovery
What to expect from your surgery
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, download our patient information leaflet here.
What procedures use da Vinci?
Currently, the da Vinci system at Parkside Hospital is used for:
However, in the coming months, it will be rolled out to more areas of surgery within Parkside Hospital.
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