"The Surgery Department at Baptist Medical Center, located in Jackson, Miss., has acquired the da Vinci™ Surgical System. The magnified, three-dimensional view enables the surgeon to perform precise surgery in complex procedures through small surgical incisions.
(PRWEB) February 27, 2005 -- The Surgery Department at Baptist Medical Center, located in Jackson, Miss., has acquired the da Vinci™ Surgical System. The magnified, three-dimensional view enables the surgeon to perform precise surgery in complex procedures through small surgical incisions.
Manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, the da Vinci™ Surgical System is a new tool for physicians that incorporate modern robotics into the operating room. The system consists of a surgeon's console, a patient side cart, a 3-D vision system and proprietary surgical instruments. The da Vinci Surgical System provides the surgeon with the intuitive control, range of motion, fine tissue manipulation capability and 3-d visualization characteristics of open surgery, while simultaneously allowing the surgeon to work through small ports of minimally invasive surgery. Its surgical instruments are the same diameter of a pencil and the ends of the instruments are the size of a dime. The ends of the instruments are modeled after the human wrist and give the surgeon a wide range of motion to work with.
'The system cannot be programmed nor can it make decisions on its own,' said Kempf Poole, director of Baptist’s Surgery Department. 'The system requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from a surgeon.'
Using the da Vinci™ Surgical System, the surgeon operates while seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3-d image of the surgical field. The surgeon's fingers grasp the instrument controls below the display with wrists naturally positioned relative to his or her eyes.
'This technology seamlessly translates the surgeon's movements into precise, real-time movements of the surgical instruments inside the patient,' Poole added.
The system has been FDA approved to assist in urologic surgery, general surgery, thoracoscopic (chest) surgery procedures, general laparoscopic procedures, coronary artery bypass surgery, and mitral valve repair.
Baptist will begin using the system to perform radical prostatectomy, a minimally invasive radical prostate cancer surgery that profoundly reduces bleeding, pain, and recovery time. Intuitive Surgical noted that the da Vinci™ Surgical System has been successfully used in thousands of prostate cancer procedures world-wide."