Robotic-Assisted surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery where specially trained surgeons use the da Vinci Xi Surgical System® to perform a wide range of delicate and complex operations.
During a procedure, the surgeon is seated at a console while viewing a magnified 3-D image of the patient. Aided by a specially trained and credentialed team of nurses, anesthesiologists, and surgical techs, the surgeon controls the interactive robotic arms that hold surgical tools. The tiny "fingers" of the robot allow the surgeon to make smaller incisions with greater precision, reducing risk to the patient.
According to Urologist Brian Stisser, MD, the da Vinci Xi is the next step in the evolution of surgery. "Robotic surgical procedures provide for a faster recovery time, as well as less pain and blood loss," says Dr. Stisser.