A surgeon at the operative console (foreground) views continuous, 3-D video images from inside the patient and controls the robotic instruments (background).

The da Vinci Surgical System
allows surgeons to perform minimally-invasive procedures as if they were performing open surgery, but without the fatigue experienced in a long procedure. The patient may benefit from reduced bleeding, less pain, smaller risk of internal scarring, shorter hospital stay and a shorter recovery.

The robot's EndoWrist™ robotic instruments reproduce the movements of the human hand, wrist and fingers.
EndoWrist™ Instruments
reproduce exact movements of the  human hand, wrists and fingers. Extensive range of motion allows precision suturing, dissection and tissue manipulation.
One of the InSite Vision System 3-D video cameras.


InSite™ Vision System
dual 3-chip digital cameras take surgery "inside" the patient. The only system with true 3-D vision offers depth of field and resolution. 3-D image aligned over the master controls provides natural hand-eye coordination that is inherent in open surgery.