Da Vinci Surgical System

Katie Bubnack
ITMG 100 10
 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
Faster recovery
Less pain
Less scaring
Less loss of blood
Less need for blood transfusion
Smaller incision
inexperienced surgeon
Pros & Cons for Surgeons
Less liability in the surgeon
Cost about $2.5 million(not available for all
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
 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.

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