Robotic Prostate Surgery
Mr Chris Ogden - The Urology Centre
Prostate cancer treatment

The da Vinci Robot

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Only da Vinci overcomes the limitations of both traditional open surgery and conventional minimally invasive surgery.

​The da Vinci System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities – and for the first time – offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery.

da vinci robot with two people in blue attending.

With da Vinci, small incisions are used to introduce miniaturised wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. Seated comfortably at the da Vinci console, your surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site.

​At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate your surgeon’s hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments.

The System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Rather, the da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuover be performed with direct input from your surgeon.

​While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual.

Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

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