The Da Vinci Xi is the latest in a series of da Vinci surgical robots, FDA-approved for conducting minimally-invasive surgeries. A common misconception is that robotic surgeries are conducted by an automated machine, programmed ahead of time. This is far from true. The Da Vinci is controlled at all times by a human surgeon who is most often sitting right next to the patient in the operating room.
Benefits of Da Vinci’s Xi Model
While da Vinci has been a leader in the robotic laparoscopic industry for years and has reduced incision sizes over time, the Xi presents additional innovation. With more capabilities than previous models, and optimized for complex procedures, the Xi represents a true milestone in surgical innovation. Using this system, the surgeon can employ tiny robotic tools to perform delicate movements within the cavity of the body, far more subtle than any a surgeon would be able to complete with a hand inside the patient. In addition, visual enhancements like infrared imaging provide information that may be difficult to collect with the eyes alone.
Developments in laparoscopic surgery are progressing steadily, and the da Vinci Xi marks a pivotal point in surgical development, allowing for unprecedented increases in dexterity and vision. The new Xi offers the following innovations:
- A new overhead arm instrument designed to allow for anatomical access from any position, opening up unlimited possibilities for surgical completion.
- New endoscope digital architecture. This provides a more compact design and improves visual clarity.
- Ability to attach the endoscope to any arm. This creates flexibility and can help your surgeon visualize the surgical site.
- Thinner, smaller arms with new joints, offering an even greater range of motion than previous models.
- Longer instrument shafts to improve operative reach.
An additional benefit, the Da Vinci system is compatible with Intuitive Surgical’s Firefly Fluorescence Imaging System. Firefly technology, currently available only with the da Vinci Si model, will soon be cleared for use with the Xi, at which time it can enable real-time visualization and vessel, bile duct, and tissue perfusion assessments.
The benefits of robotic, minimally-invasive surgeries include less blood loss, more precise work, and a quicker recovery time. If you’re looking for a surgeon with experience providing minimally-invasive, maximally-effective surgeries that reduce side effects and recovery time, do not hesitate to contact us! Our surgeons at Oregon Advanced have extensive experience with robotic, laparoscopic procedures and are happy to answer any questions you may have.