HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
UT Southwestern doctors test robotic surgeon for laparoscopy

Having a surgeon with four arms is one of the advantages of the latest robotic technology now being studied at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

The $1.4 million robot named da Vinci can hold a camera in one hand while manipulating tiny laparoscopic surgical tools in its other hands. And it never tires like its human counterparts.

With a human surgeon at the controls, da Vinci filters out tremor, enhances precision, offers three-dimensional imaging and eliminates the inverted manipulation of instruments usually required in laparoscopic procedures.

"The buzzword is 'more precise than humanly possible.' That's the rationale for this technology," said Dr. Daniel Scott, director of the Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and assistant professor of surgery at UT Southwestern.

Although testing the four-armed robot is still ongoing, Dr. Scott said, "It seems advantageous from the standpoint of precision for some procedures."

Da Vinci is most popular in urology for that reason, especially for prostate operations. It's also proved useful in surgeries on the esophagus and stomach. Researchers also are investigating its practicality for cardiac surgery such as coronary artery bypass grafting and valve replacement.

"It may well prove useful for general surgery procedures that have traditionally required open incisions like biliary reconstruction or pancreatic surgery," Dr. Scott said.

Laparoscopic surgeries, also called minimally invasive surgeries, are performed via several tiny holes rather than one long incision, reducing post-operative pain and recovery times. The method is increasingly popular.

The first robotic surgery, performed in 1995, relieved the need for an assistant to hold the camera during laparoscopic procedures. Da Vinci represents the next step, offering an instrument that actually performs the surgery based on controls handled by the surgeon.

"It's not difficult to lear
'"/>

Contact: Russell Rian
russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
14-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers
2. CRP liver protein induces hypertension, UT Southwestern researchers have found
3. UT Southwestern participating in nationwide study on leading cause of vision loss for seniors
4. Drazner to lead UT Southwestern heart failure and transplant program
5. UT Southwestern orthopaedic surgeons first in area to use knee replacements designed for women
6. UT Southwestern-led study finds doctors judgment as important as guideline for Cesarean sections
7. Team approach to rare cardiovascular, renal surgery at UT Southwestern provides impressive results
8. UT Southwestern researchers identify roles of gene mutations causing lupus in mice
9. UT Southwestern allergist offers coping strategies for relief from summer allergens
10. Coaching in labor makes little difference, UT Southwestern researchers say
11. Two UT Southwestern researchers honored by American Heart Association

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/1/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 , ... ... it has completed $3 million convertible note financing, which will be used to ... With the funds from this financing, the company will continue to expand its ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... Health Network (AHN), are joining biomedical engineers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to ... for cardiac patients who have undergone open heart surgery. , The AGH/CMU team ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... , ... Want to get moving, break up your routine, and make a ... to launch its fourth annual STEPtember campaign in the United States to raise funds ... they are at this moment — encouraging people to move in the ways that ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 31, 2020 , ... The pandemic and topsy-turvy economic outlook continues to put financial strain on ... ways to trim the fat from our monthly expenses and put more into savings, if ... that you have a financial safety net in place in case something were to happen ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... improve outcomes for patients with advanced heart failure, today announced that the company ... the amount of $555,358 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... ... Bleep LLC, maker of the DreamPort mask-less CPAP solution, announced today that ... , “In my line of work, a good night of sleep is critical to ... a Bleeping no brainer for me,” said Jensen. “From the moment I started using ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... ... Helps Sports Injuries. The infographic breaks down ways that chiropractors can help heal ... , According to ScripHessco “Athletes have an unusual amount of pressure and stress ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... ... has entered into definitive agreement to acquire ProCE, a nationally recognized provider ... pharmacy technicians. , CEA represents a growing alliance of CME/CE and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: