Da Vinci Robotic System on display at Novant Mint Hill Medical Center

Tiny Whittier with the Da Vinci Robotic System at the Medical Center. (Paul Imirie)
Tina working at the Da Vinci console. (Paul Imirie)
The Da Vinci display at Mint Hill Medical Center. (Paul Imirie)

Recently, the Da Vinci Robotic System was on display for adults, children, and interested parties to use and experience what surgeons do during a medical procedure.

During robotic-assisted surgery, the surgeon makes several small incisions, then uses a 3DHD camera for a crystal clear, magnified view of the procedure being performed on a patient.

The surgeon sits at a console next to the patient and operates through the incisions using tiny instruments and the camera. Every hand movement the surgeon makes is translated by the Da Vinci system in real-time, bending and rotating the instruments so he or she can better and potentially more precisely perform the medical procedure.

Patients usually experience fewer complications compared to patients who had open and laparoscopic surgery. Patients hospital stay may be shorter in many instances when compared with open, laparoscopic, vaginal, or hernia surgery for men. This technology may be an option for patients to seriously take into consideration.

This all means the patient will have a few small incisions compared to an open surgical procedure and after surgery, a few small scars which are certainly more preferred by many patients who have surgical procedures performed.




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