How robotic-assisted surgery works
Using the latest in computer and robotic technologies, LMH Health surgeons can treat a broader range of conditions with a minimally invasive approach. With the da Vinci® Surgical System available at LMH Health, many procedures that were previously considered “major surgery” can now be performed with only a few tiny (1-2 cm) incisions.
While seated at a console a few feet from the patient, the surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution, 3D image of the operative site inside the patient’s body. As the surgeon operates using electromechanically enhanced instruments at the console, a highly sophisticated computer interface scales and translates the surgeon’s hand movements in real time to its own miniaturized instruments. Automated system features such as motion scaling and tremor reduction are specially designed to improve precision, dexterity and control.
Innovative software enhances visualization while improving precision and dexterity by enabling greater range of freedom than the human wrist. The result can lead to improved outcomes including shorter recovery, less post-operative discomfort and minimal scarring.
The surgeon remains completely in control of every procedure because the da Vinci system cannot make decisions or perform any surgical maneuvers without the surgeon’s direct, hand-guided input.