Laparoscopic surgery has changed the available standard of care for many gynecologic cancer procedures. You can read about some of the benefits of minimally invasive surgery here. Certain gynecologic cancer surgeries require an extra level of complexity that current laparoscopic surgery techniques are unable to achieve. The da Vinci® Surgical System offers Dr. Ivy a way to provide many of these procedures using minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Ivy can use the da Vinci® Surgical System to treat a number of different gynecologic cancers.
The da Vinci® Surgical System enables surgeons to perform operations through a few small incisions and features several key features, including:
• Magnified vision system that gives surgeons a 3D HD view inside the patient’s body
• Ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits while operating
• Patient-side cart where the patient is positioned during surgery
• Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
The da Vinci System is powered by robotic technology that allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. One of the instruments is a laparoscope – a thin tube with a tiny camera and light at the end. The camera sends images to a video monitor in the operating room to guide doctors during surgery. The surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System at all times.
The da Vinci System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. da Vinci technology – changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.