How does it work?
A Robot in the O.R.
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- Adena Regional Medical Center
Adena Health System is pleased to introduce you to our latest arrival: the da Vinci® Si Surgical System. This new robotic surgery system allows surgeons to perform complex procedures through just a few small incisions with more precision than ever before.
Though it is often called a “robot,” the da Vinci system cannot act on its own, nor can it be programmed. While the arms of the system perform the movements of your surgery, the whole procedure is orchestrated by your surgeon, who is seated at a console just a few feet away from you.
Thanks to a tiny camera, inserted through 1- to 2-centimeter incisions, Adena surgeons are able to see a magnified, high-definition three-dimensional view of the surgical area inside the body. Using this display and special hand and foot controls, the surgeon performs the procedure from the console. His/Her hand movements are translated into smaller, more precise movements carried out by miniaturized instruments attached to four robotic arms and inserted through dime-size incisions in your body.
Unlike the human hand, the da Vinci “hands” can rotate 360 degrees and make microscopic incisions and sutures, allowing surgeons to perform more delicate procedures through small incisions. The system also “remembers” the surgeon’s last position, so if he/she needs to rest, the arms can be returned to the same spot when they resume.
The daVinci system provides Adena surgeons with enhanced range of motion, dexterity, and precision, and allows them to perform complicated surgeries on areas of the body that were previously impossible to reach without a large incision. The camera and high-definition monitor give the surgeon enhanced visualization, making greater surgical precision possible.
To learn more about daVinci surgery, talk to your doctor or visit an Adena robotic surgeon to discuss your options. And if you need surgery, learn how to get robotic surgery at Adena.
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