Safer Surgeries.  Faster Recoveries.

da Vinci Surgical Robotics.

Benefits of minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci System:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Less scarring

A sophisticated platform designed to enable incredibly precise, complex surgery using a minimally-invasive approach, the da Vinci Surgical System represents a remarkable advance in surgical technique. Peconic Bay is only the second Medical Center in Suffolk County, and first community hospital, to have this technology.

In conventional laparoscopy—the previous standard in minimally invasive surgical technology—the surgeon operates while standing and uses hand-held, long- shafted instruments which have no wrists, and the surgeon must view a two- dimensional video monitor to see an image of the target anatomy and rely on their patient-side assistant to position the camera correctly.

In contrast, the da Vinci Surgical System's ergonomic design allows surgeons to operate from a comfortable, seated position at the console with their eyes and hands positioned in line with the instruments.

Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the da Vinci System is designed to scale, filter and seamlessly translate the surgeon's hand movements into precise, delicate movements, which in turn result in an intuitive interface with breakthrough surgical capabilities. The da Vinci Surgical System's fail-safe design minimizes risk of human error when compared with traditional surgical approaches.

The da Vinci Surgical System has three main features:

  1. A surgeon console, which includes a video screen, hand controls and foot pedals
  2. A vision tower and bedside cart, which is equipped with four robotic arms — one that holds a three-dimensional, high-definition endoscope camera and three that feature miniaturized wristed instruments
  3. A high-performance three-dimensional, high-definition vision system

By providing surgeons with superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort, the da Vinci Surgical System makes it possible for more surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures involving complex dissection or reconstruction. This ultimately raises the standard of care for complex surgeries, translating into numerous potential patient benefits.

For the patient, a da Vinci procedure can offer all the potential benefits of a minimally invasive procedure, including less pain, less blood loss and less need for blood transfusions. Moreover, the da Vinci System can enable a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery and faster return to normal daily activities.