Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci® Surgical System allows surgeons to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny incisions and provides them with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. The surgeon controls the da Vinci® System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the body. Though it is often called a “robot,” the da Vinci® System cannot act on its own - surgery is performed 100% by the physician.  

Complex conditions like cancers of the prostate, cervix, uterus, lung, colon/rectum, as well as heart disease and fibroid tumors can now be treated minimally invasively with da Vinci® Surgery. There are many potential benefits for patient when comparing da Vinci® Surgery to traditional open surgery, including shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, less pain, faster recovery, and smaller incisions for minimal scarring.

The da Vinci® System will initially be used in several surgical specialties including Urology, Gynecology and General Surgery. For more information on the da Vinci and urological surgery, please visit