Also called: Robotic Surgery
If you are looking for a surgical procedure that allows you to recover quickly and return to your regular activities, UAMS is here to serve you.
UAMS offers patients an alternative to conventional open surgical procedures with the da Vinci™ Robotic Surgery System. Our surgeons use the da Vinci Surgical System for a growing number of procedures and treatment areas.
Why Robotic Surgery?
The da Vinci Surgical System provides our 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 our surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small (1- to 2-centimeter) incisions with unmatched precision.
By integrating robotic technology with the surgeon’s skill, the da Vinci System enables UAMS surgeons to perform precise minimally invasive surgeries with unparalleled accuracy.
More Precise, Less Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgical procedures allow UAMS surgeons to operate through very small ports (dime-sized) rather than large incisions, resulting in shorter recovery times, fewer complications and reduced hospitalization costs.
The benefits to the patient may include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- In many cases, better clinical outcomes
Da Vinci Surgery Technology
With da Vinci, small incisions are made to introduce miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. The surgeon, seated comfortably at a console, views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site.
Simultaneously, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly convert the surgeon’s hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments.
The system cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Rather, the da Vinci System requires that every surgical movement be performed with direct input from the surgeon.