The da Vinci is a robotic laparoscopic surgical system that allows surgeons to operate through just a few small incisions. Unlike traditional laparoscopic microinstruments, da Vinci instruments have a patented EndoWrist that can turn 540 degrees, allowing for much finer movements and eliminating the natural tremor of even the steadiest of human hands.
The da Vinci offers a variety of benefits including quicker recoveries, shorter hospital stays and less pain and scarring. With a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist, the da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
The da Vinci Surgical System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 2.5 million patients worldwide, changing the experience of surgery for people around the world. Being an industry leader in technological advancement, Saint Alphonsus was the first hospital in Idaho to use this amazing technology. Additionally, we expanded our Robotics Center of Excellence with a more advanced da Vinci SI robot system and now we are offering da Vinci single-site or scarless surgery for some conditions. We are proud to have the most experienced surgeons in the Northwest operating with these tools and our surgeons will tell you that the da Vinci Surgical System has made them better surgeons.
"I have done thousands of surgeries, and this makes me a better minimally invasive surgeon. I can do things with the da Vinci that I wouldn't dream of doing with Laparoscopic."
-Dr. Johnny Green, Colorectal and General Surgery
More than 1,000 surgeries have been performed with the da Vinci, making Saint Alphonsus the most experienced robotic surgery center in Idaho.
The da Vinci Surgical System at Saint Alphonsus in Boise, Idaho, consists of a surgeon’s console, an interactive robot with four instrument arms, a high-performance 3D HD vision system and EndoWrist instruments that allow surgeons to work more precisely than in conventional surgery.
Unlike traditional laparoscopic microinstruments, da Vinci instruments have a patented EndoWrist that can turn 540 degrees, allowing for much finer movements and eliminating the natural tremor of even the steadiest of human hands.
The robotic controlled system is designed to seamlessly translate the surgeon's hand movements into the more precise movements using the EndoWrist instruments. This “virtually” puts the surgeon’s hands inside the patient while adding movements that a human wrist cannot perform. A special 3D HD dual-lens endoscope provides a highly magnified view of the surgical site inside the patient, allowing surgeons to see the surgical site up to 12 times more closely than human vision allows and provides depth perception. This makes da Vinci ideal for extremely sensitive procedures, such as prostate surgery which has become the medical standard of care producing better patient outcomes than non-robotic assisted surgery.
The highly trained surgeons at Saint Alphonsus can offer residents of Boise and the surrounding area da Vinci surgery for a variety of laparoscopic surgeries, including:
To find a surgeon call 208-367-3627 (DOCS).