The Da Vinci robot is a highly sophisticated, computerized optical and mechanical system for performing a great many surgical procedures with an ease, accuracy, and effectiveness never before possible. The surgeries are not performed by the robot per se; rather, the robot is an extension of the surgeon’s eyes and hands, which gathers information about what is going on in the patient’s body and enables the surgeon to perform precise movements which are much less invasive of the patient’s body than conventional surgery. Because the incisions required to insert the tiny hands and eyes of the robot are much smaller than the large incisions needed to insert human hands, there is much less patient pain and discomfort, considerably less blood loss and reduced scarring than in conventional surgery. This means faster recovery times and return to normal daily activity. Often patients can recover and resume playing athletics in a few weeks.
A special television screen meets the challenge of producing superb high-resolution imaging for guiding the surgeon through minimally-invasive vascular surgical procedures. These systems possess special live, three-dimensional imaging tools which deliver extraordinary clarity together with three-dimensional insight, enabling surgeons to see clearly exactly what is happening in real time, and to unerringly guide the robotic arms and tools to navigate the tortuous vasculature. This complete informational picture from inside the patients allows surgeons in hospitals in IL to make immediate, insightful, and well-judged decisions. The images are crisp and virtually free of distortion, so tiny objects and details can be visualized clearly in endovascular surgeries. Moreover, advanced technology for measuring precise X-ray dosages reduces the radiation exposure for both the medical staff and patients while at the same time providing excellent image quality. Vascular procedures often require long fluoroscopy times, and a large number of radiographic images. The DoseWise component of the surgical robot is an integrated system with wide approach to managing X-ray dosages, which allows the surgeon to choose the image quality most appropriate for the procedure, at the lowest X-ray dose possible.
The preset protocols in the imaging system and the automated settings of the fixed X-ray system during minimally-invasive surgery permit clinicians to focus their complete attention on the patient and the procedure. Three dimensional guidance tools support the most complex minimally-invasive surgeries. Even the operating table is automated, with a cradle and tilt movement in order to enable the patient to be positioned optimally for the more invasive and needle-guided puncture procedures. Other robotic capabilities allow clinicians to acquire soft tissue volumes at any time during a vascular surgery procedure. Moreover, robotic heart surgery systems are tailored individually for use in pediatric cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiovascular mixed use environments.