da Vinci ... Changing the Experience of Surgery at Lourdes
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that
may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of
your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive
surgical treatments available.
The Lourdes da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
Program provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional
open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's
hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The
da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex
and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched
For the patient, benefits may include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
The da Vinci Surgical System is the only commercially available
technology that can provide the surgeon with the precision,
dexterity, and control of traditional open surgery, while only
requiring 1-2 cm incisions.
Features of the da Vinci Surgical System
The da Vinci Surgical System consists of an ergonomically
designed surgeon's console, a patient cart with four interactive
robotic arms, a high-performance vision system, and patented
At the da Vinci console, your surgeon operates while
seated comfortably, viewing a highly magnified 3D image of the
body's interior. To operate, the surgeon uses master controls that
work like forceps.
As your surgeon manipulates the controls, da Vinci responds to
your surgeon's input in real time, translating his or her hand,
wrist and finger movements into precise movements of miniaturized
instruments at the patient-side cart.
da Vinci's patient cart holds up to three EndoWrist instruments
and one 3D camera. To access the target anatomy, your surgeon
introduces the precisely controlled EndoWrist instruments into the
body through a series of dime-sized incisions. A broad range of
instrument types are available to help your surgeon perform
specialized surgical tasks with precision and control.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da
Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual
results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not
be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about
all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
da Vinci Trained Surgeons