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Everything you need to know about the Da Vinci Xi Robot
The Da Vinci robotic system developed by the Californian company Intuitive Surgical Inc. was first marketed in 1999. Since then it has evolved to the present day, with the fourth generation Da Vinci being the most innovative platform.
At the Ruber International Hospital we have the Da Vinci Xi robot, being the most recent and avant-garde of the da Vinci robotic system .
Unlike conventional laparoscopic surgery, where the surgeon operates directly with his hands, in this technique the surgeon is at a distance from the patient while performing the surgery. The hand movements performed on the robotic console are transmitted to the robotic arms and from there to the tip of the instruments.
This system provides a high-definition three-dimensional view of the surgical field, which allows for greater precision when performing complex surgical procedures and also provides the possibility of accessing anatomical areas that are difficult to reach.
DaVinci® robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery brings precision, minimal invasiveness and safety to the surgical procedure. All this translates into a series of benefits for the patient:
- Less postoperative pain.
- Reduced risk of complications of surgical wounds
- Reduced risk of bleeding during surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery
There are multiple surgical procedures performed with this minimally invasive technique:
- In kidney surgery: Partial nephrectomy for treatment of renal cancer.
- In prostate surgery: Radical prostatectomy for treatment of prostate cancer.
- In bladder surgery: Radical cystectomy with urinary diversion by intestinal reconstruction (ileal conduit or neobladder) for treatment of bladder cancer.
The key to treatment is to individualize each case and offer the best surgical approach for each patient.