The da Vinci® SI Robot is a complex robotic instrument combined with a high-performance camera vision system. Your surgeon sits at a console to direct the movement of the robotic arms while using the powerful, high-definition camera to clearly visualize the surgical field.
Even though it is called a “robot” the da Vinci® Surgical System cannot act on its own. Your surgery is entirely performed by your physician. The robot simply translates the movements of the surgeon's hands into smaller, more precise movements by the robotic arms.