The da Vinci surgical system

State-of-the-art technology for treating our patients – the physicians at alta uro perform a wide range of operations with the da Vinci surgical system. At the Merian Iselin Clinic, we have access to the latest generation of this system.

What is the da Vinci surgical system?

The da Vinci surgical system is a robotic system for minimally invasive surgery that is operated by the surgeon and assists them in performing the operation. In minimally invasive or keyhole surgery, unlike in open surgery, only very small incisions are made in order to insert the surgical instruments. The da Vinci surgical apparatus precisely transfers the movements of the surgeon’s hands and fingers to the surgical instruments. The surgeon sits at a control unit known as a console, where high-definition 3D images ensure that they can operate with the utmost precision. While the surgeon performs the operation via the console in the non-sterile area, the surgical assistant and the instrument assistant are in the sterile area with the patient. The movements that the surgeon performs at the console guide the arms of the da Vinci system. Although these procedures are commonly called “robotic surgery”, this term isn’t strictly correct as the da Vinci system never operates independently at any point during the surgery.

What are the advantages of surgery with the da Vinci system?

The da Vinci system offers numerous advantages that we believe are invaluable for our patients. These include:

  • Smaller incisions and scars
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Quick recovery after surgery
  • Shorter hospital stays

Which operations does alta uro offer using the da Vinci system?

alta uro offers numerous robot-assisted surgical procedures for the prostate and kidneys:

  • Removal of the prostate for the treatment of prostate cancer (radical prostatectomy)
  • Removal of prostate adenoma or BPH tissue in cases where benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate) is especially pronounced
  • Removal of kidney tumours (preservation of the kidney)
  • Surgical reconstruction of the renal pelvis (pyeloplasty)