Katie Bubnack ITMG 100 10 Background The da Vinci was created by the Intuitive Surgical FDA approved in 2000 Was name after Leonardo da Vinci The Technology Behind da Vinci da Vinci was created to to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to patients. The Core technology: Enhanced HD 3-D vision EndoWrist® Instruments Intuitive® How The da Vinci Works The Big Selling points The number of surgeries da Vinci can perform is growing Smaller incision Less pain and scaring Faster recovery Less loss of blood & need for transfusion Reduced risk of infection Pro & Cons for Patients Pros Faster recovery Less pain Less scaring Less loss of blood Less need for blood transfusion Smaller incision Cons inexperienced surgeon Pros & Cons for Surgeons Pros Cons Less liability in the surgeon Cost about $2.5 million(not available for all hospitals) Surgeons are are less fatigued Steep learning curve More comfortable during surgery Not easy to operate Better visibility during surgery Da Vinci is dependent on surgeons “ Look for the most experienced surgeon, since it is Doctor who perform the operation not the robot”- Dr. David Samadi of Mt. Sinai Medical center How s da Vinci Changing HealthCare? The da Vinci allows surgeons to give their patients the best care possible. da Vinci is safe and efficient for surgeons Da Vinci is cutting down on medical bills Reference Page "Products." Intuitive Surgical -. Intuitive Surgical, n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2013. "Prostate Cancer Savior - SMART Robotic Surgery." YouTube. YouTube, 23 Aug. 2012. Web. 14 Apr. 2013. “Surgical Specialties- Regulatory Clearance”. Intuitive Surgical, Retrieved 2013-04-12 "Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery." Scripps Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2013.