The da Vinci Surgical System

Only da Vinci overcomes the limitations of both traditional open surgery and conventional minimally invasive surgery.

The da Vinci System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon's capabilities-and for the first time-offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery.

With da Vinci, small incisions are used to introduce miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. Seated comfortably at the da Vinci console, your surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site

At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate your surgeon's hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments.

The System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Rather, the da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.

The physicians at SBU have received specialized training in order to operate this complex robotic technology. They also boast extensive experience in da Vinci surgery, having pioneered the robotics program in the South Bay and having performed over 1000 robotic procedures. They are currently the only urologists in the South Bay who routinely operate using the da Vinci robot. Most importantly, experience and expertise inevitably lead to excellent patient outcomes, and SBU physicians pride themselves on providing quality surgical care.

The following are examples of the robotic surgeries that SBU physicians routinely perform:

Robotic Prostatectomy
Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
Robotic Pyeloplasty
Robotic Sacrocolpopexy
Additional Robotic Procedures

Click here to visit South Bay Urology's Robotics website.

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. All surgeries involve the risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual; it may not be applicable to your condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine whether da Vinci Surgery is appropriate for your situation. The clinical information and opinions, including any inaccuracies expressed in this material by patients or doctors about da Vinci Surgery, are not necessarily those of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and should not be considered as substitute for medical advice provided by your doctor.