In modern surgery, many surgeries can be performed more gently for the patient than it was possible only 20 years ago. The da Vinci SP surgical system is a robotic-assisted platform for minimally invasive surgery, offering many benefits. It acts as a natural extension of a surgeon’s eyes and hands through a combination of innovative robotics, 3D HD stereoscopic vision and intuitive controls. The design successfully integrates this complex system with the result of optimised ergonomics and usability. A clear use of forms highlights the important interaction zones elegantly, making them clearly visible to everyone involved. Through the use of digital elements, the interactions on the patient side can also be safely controlled. Delivering all of this capability through a single small incision, this surgical system is highly gentle on the patient. It comprises three multi-jointed instruments and a 3D HD camera, which are precisely guided by hand. Furthermore, it offers flexible port placement and excellent internal and external range of motion. Sitting at the console, surgeons have the flexibility to move the instruments and camera 30 degrees up or down for deep and narrow access to tissue in the body.
Statement by the Jury
The da Vinci SP surgical system offers an intelligent way to use innovative technology in a user-friendly and intuitive manner. Consisting of an ergonomic control console, three multi-jointed instruments and a 3D HD camera, this system sets new standards in minimally invasive surgery. It enhances the surgeon’s ability in terms of visual perception, precision and control.