Learn About Robotic Surgery
What is robotic surgery? When conducting advanced minimally invasive robotic surgery, precise instruments are inserted through tiny incisions that leave only minor scars, while enabling highly-effective outcomes. Importantly, visibility is enhanced through the use of miniature, highly flexible laparoscopic cameras that allow the finest details to be viewed on high-definition (HD) color monitors.
With the da Vinci Surgery System surgeons are able to perform less-invasive robotic surgery with a greater level of sophistication. The da Vinci robot provides an increased range of motion and more precise movements by enhancing the surgeon's skills with delicate instrumentation. Though it is often called a “robot,” the da Vinci system cannot act on its own—the surgery is performed entirely by your surgeon.
Your surgeon controls the da Vinci robotic surgery system, which provides an increased range of motion, improved dexterity, and enhanced visualization. These enhancements allow surgeons to perform procedures that weren’t previously possible through other surgical techniques. The da Vinci System utilizes high-definition 3D imaging that provides surgeons with a magnified view and greater visualization of the procedure. Additional benefits of robot-assisted surgery include:
- Less post-operative pain
- A lower risk of infection
- Minimal scarring
- Decreased blood loss
- Faster recovery times
- Earlier discharge from hospital
Robot-assisted Surgery Training Simulator
Robot assisted surgery requires a great deal of training. Northern Westchester Hospital is the only regional hospital with a training simulator that surgeons use to refine their skills and master various robotic techniques. This system is similar to a flight simulator that pilots use when training to fly jet airplanes. The robotic surgery simulator enables surgeons to perfect their skills with the da Vinci intuitive surgical system and meet the stringent requirements that are necessary for performing highly-precise robot-assisted surgery.
To learn what is robotic surgery and how our NWH da Vinci surgery system surgeons are able to perform minimally invasive surgery for a variety of surgeries, please call 914-666-1200.