This site also allows a patient to search, locate and email a physician who performs surgery with the Da Vinci robot. They cost over a million to purchase, but over time this can be a huge savings as most patient recovery times are at least cut in half from the normal recovery time. I found both USC and UCLA equipped here as well as a couple other hospitals from the MD listing. The link below has patients speaking about their procedures as well as videos showing selected portions of the surgery. In the left hand column of this site, there are permanent links to procedures done at various hospitals via OR live, and many of these procedures are done via the DaVinci system. I sure wish the DaVinci could have been around a few years ago when I had my surgeries! This has to be where the play station practice comes in handy for quick and fast manipulation of the hands. BD
Imagine major surgery performed through the smallest of incisions. Imagine having the benefits of a definitive treatment but with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay, faster return to normal daily activities – as well as the potential for better clinical outcomes.
With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons and hospitals are re-writing accepted standards for surgical care. da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery.
Learn more about the urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic and general surgery procedures performed today with the da Vinci Surgical System. With da Vinci, both patient and physician are realizing these unprecedented benefits.
It is important to know that surgery with da Vinci does not place a robot at the controls; your surgeon is controlling every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic platform.
If you care to watch a procedure, here's a link to You Tube, narrated by the surgical team. It does a good job on describing the entire set up and procedure. It is over an hour long.