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The da Vinci® Si Surgical System

East Cooper Medical Center offers the da Vinci® Si Surgical System as a minimally invasive surgical procedure option for appropriate conditions. The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to perform operations through a few small incisions and offers a number of key features that include the following:

  • Magnified vision system that gives surgeons a highly magnified 3D-HD view inside the patient’s body
  • Ergonomically designed console for the surgeon to sit while operating the system
  • Patient-side cart where the patient is positioned during surgery
  • Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater and with more dexterity and precision than the human hand

How Does the da Vinci Surgical System Work?

OR-with-Robot-300x200The da Vinci System is powered by robotic technology. This technology allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be translated into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. Making this process less invasive and more accurate than traditional surgery.

One instrument that is used is a laparoscope—a thin tube with a tiny camera and light at the end. The camera send images to a video monitor in the operating, guiding doctors during surgery. The surgeon is in complete control of the da Vinci Surgical System at all times.

What Procedures are Available With the da Vinci Surgical System?

East Cooper Medical Center currently performs the following procedures with the da Vinci Surgical System:

  • Prostatectomy
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Lower anterior resection
  • Rectopexy
  • Ventral hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hysterectomy

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