da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
Enabling Technology: Robotic-Assisted Surgery
Valley Medical Center (VMC) was the first hospital in Washington State to acquire the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System—the world’s only robotic surgical system with 3D HD vision. The da Vinci Si provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The System allows your surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site.
The da Vinci System enhances surgical capabilities by enabling the performance of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. The da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.
The System has been successfully used in tens of thousands of minimally invasive procedures worldwide.