The Enabling Technology: da Vinci ® Surgical System

The da Vinci ® Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology. The System allows your surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site. The magnified, three-dimensional view the surgeon experiences enables him to perform precise surgery in complex procedures through small surgical incisions. (take a look at the setup)

The da Vinci ® System enhances surgical capabilities by enabling the performance of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The System cannot be programmed nor can it make decisions on its own. The da Vinci ® System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.

The da Vinci® Surgical System has been successfully used in thousands of prostate cancer procedures world-wide.

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da Vinci® Prostatectomy Video

For many patients approaching surgery, it is often difficult to visualize what is entailed in a specific surgical procedure. To give prospective da Vinci ® Prostatectomy patients a better understanding of the advances made by robotically-assisted minimally invasive surgery, Intuitive Surgical have produced the following video presentation. This video offers a three-dimensional simulation of the male reproductive anatomy, the enabling technology—the da Vinci ® Surgical System—and the procedure itself.






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Mr. Justin Peters Interview

Mr. Justin Peters was interviewed on the George Negus program on robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery. This interview will give a basic idea of what robotic-assisted surgery is all about. You will be taken into the operating theatre to see how robotic-assisted surgery is setup and how this system is used to assist him in a radical prostatectomy.




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Read a journal Mr. Justin Peters help write for BJU International

This is a write up on the installation of telerobotic surgery and initial experience with telerobotic radical prostatectomy. This is to assess the ability of untrained laparoscopic surgeons to learn and implement laparoscopic telerobotic radical prostatectomy (TRP) using the da Vinci surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, CA), and assess the education, safety and efficacy issues when instituting this system.

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