da Vinci surgical system


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da Vinci surgical system

[də·vin′chē]
a proprietary robotic platform for minimally invasive surgery, consisting of a console, a patient-side cart to which a set of up to four electromechanical arms is attached, and a 3-D video display system. Instruments mounted on the robotic arms are introduced into the patient's body through minute incisions. The system translates the hand motions of the surgeon seated at the console into movements of the instruments inside the patient. The surgeon views the operative field through a 3-D camera attached to one of the arms.
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The da Vinci surgical system enables surgeons to operate minimally invasively through a few small incisions while controlling the robotic instruments from a nearby console.
RoSS is simulator for the Da Vinci surgical system with a master console that closely resembles the Da Vinci console.
The da Vinci surgical system is a computer-assisted device with three main integrated subsystems: 1) the surgeon console, which is the control centre of the system; 2) the patientside cart, including the robot with articulated mechanical arms; and 3) vision cart, which contains supporting hardware and software components, including the electrical surgical unit (ESU).
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, the company develops, manufactures and markets the da Vinci Surgical System, a surgical platform designed to enable complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.
At present, the market is dominated by Intuitive Surgical due to its da Vinci surgical system, though there is intense competition between Titan Medical that developed the SPORT surgical system and Intuitive Surgical.
Myriad surgical robotic companies are hoping to emulate the success of the da Vinci Surgical System.
They tested STAR against manual surgery, laparoscopy (keyhole surgery), and robot-assisted surgery with da Vinci Surgical System on dead tissue and also in a procedure called "anastomosis," which involved connecting the tubular loops of the intestines in live pigs.
The da Vinci surgical system is used to perform surgery across multiple surgical specialties, which includes urology, transoral surgery, gynecology, cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery.
The 11 clinical experts could be divided into two groups: one from the organisation participating in this study (internal: three urologists and two nurses), and those from external organisations (a clinical nurse educator from the da Vinci surgical system distributing company; a registered nurse first surgical assistant from an independent New Zealand organisation; a robotic nurse specialist from Sydney, Australia; and a group of three robotic professionals from Korea).
Today, the da Vinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) is the most widely used surgical robot, with 3,266 installations according to the company's 2014 Annual Report.
It articulates the visual knowledge of medical practitioners by undertaking in-depth operational analyses of three image-guided technologies in current use: the 3D Slicer software application, the da Vinci surgical system, and the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system.
The system is based on the same patented technology that enables the da Vinci Surgical System, a robotic platform that offers a precise and minimally invasive solution for major surgical procedures.