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When you need surgery, you want to get through it so that you can get back to your life. We want that for you, too. Today, after more than 6 million surgeries globally, we continue to innovate to improve the surgical systems to help patients as you get back to what matters most. Here we introduce our new Da Vinic Xi Robotic Surgery.

The Da Vinci Xi Surgical System has been released in 2014 to facilitate minimally invasive surgery. The Da Vinci Xi is the latest Da Vinci surgical system that approved for colorectal surgery. The Xi manages to address several limitations of earlier models with its novel overhead architecture, slimmer boom-mounted arms, extended instrument reach, guided targeting, and integrated auxiliary technology. The functions of this new robotic surgery system allow the implementing of a wide range of colorectal procedures from complex multi quadrant colectomies to mesorectal dissections in the pelvis.

How Da Vinci Xi Works?

From the above image, you could see a tower it will be positioned directly over the patient. That tower contains robots four arms where three of them can hold a multitude of a different surgical instrument and fourth that hols systems 3D cameras. These four arms are controlled by a computer that replicates the movements of the surgeons who are operating. The console is the place where surgeons sit and operate the robot’s control by looking into a stereoscopic monitor which provides a magnified and high definition 3D view of the surgical site. The surgeon controls the robot’s four arms maneuvering two master controls that provide fingertip precision of movement.
A Touchpads found allows the surgeon to easily adjust the video, audio and system settings, while the ergonomic console helps the alignment of these controls. The monitor in the console is designed to keep the surgeon in a relaxed, focused position at all times. Additional video screens will be there linked with the rest of the surgical team by providing a 2D view of what the surgeon is looking at through the Da Vinci’s stereoptic monitor.

How Robotic Surgery Improved Surgery?

Using the Robotic Surgery System the surgeons find that compared with traditional techniques many procedures enhance precision, flexibility, and control during the operation and allows them to see the site better. Using robotic surgery, surgeons can perform complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other methods. Benefits of Robotic Surgery include:

  • Less pain and blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Fast Recovery
  • Less noticeable scars

Is Da Vinci Robotic Surgery better than Laparoscopy?

Da Vinci Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopy. In both methods, they use small incisions, a camera, and a surgical instrument. Instead of holding and manipulating the surgical system, here the surgeon of Carolina Colorectal Surgery will sit at a computer console and controls to manipulate the robot. The console provides a high definition, magnified 3D images showing vision inside your body. While comparing to traditional surgery, this new method provides a greater range of motion and precision which may lead to less bleeding and post-operative pain.

Is Robotic Surgery Right For You?

Robotic Surgery cannot be an option for everyone. A decision should be taken only after talking with the doctor about the benefits and risks of it and comparing it with other types of minimally invasive surgery and conventional open surgery. Also, you have to note that this method is not available in all locations.

Does Da Vinci Robotic Surgery take longer?

Da Vinci Xi Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery may take longer than other types of surgeries. It is because the patient is under anesthesia longer. Some times it may increase some of your surgical risks.

Our Surgeons of Carolina Colorectal Surgery has introduced this new way of Robotic surgery with the Da Vinci system. We have been doing this for the last 8 years from 2012 and have done so far for several hundred patients with Complex diseases particularly colorectal cancers. Almost 70% of patients were cured without any need for chemoradiation therapy. A lot of patients get back to work, also back to life with complete physical functionality and get rid of the world of colorectal cancer.