About the da Vinci Xi

About the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System

The fourth generation da Vinci Xi® surgical system is a scalable technology platform designed to accommodate a range of current technologies and future innovations.

This latest generation system expands upon core da Vinci® system features (ergonomic design, wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, and intuitive motion) by enabling efficient access throughout the abdomen or chest. Refinements to the da Vinci Xi® include:

  • Immersive 3D-HD vision system for a highly magnified view, virtually extending the surgeon’s eyes and hands into the patient.
  • Overhead instrument arm architecture designed to provide the surgeon with anatomical access from virtually any position.
  • Simpler endoscope digital architecture for improved vision definition and clarity.
  • The ability to attach the endoscope to any arm for more flexibility in visualization.
  • New overhead instrument arm architecture designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position.
  • Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion than ever before.
  • Longer instrument shafts that extend the surgeon’s operative reach.

Specifically designed for minimally invasive procedures, the da Vinci Xi® surgical system consists of three essential components, including:

  • The surgical console from which the surgeon controls the instruments based on a 3-D view of the patient’s anatomy.

  • The patient-side cart, positioned near the patient on the operating table, has four interactive robotic arms. The actual surgical instruments at the end of each robot arm are wristed and move like a human hand but with a far greater range of motion. They move in real time in response to the surgeon’s hand movements at the surgeon console.

  • The vision cart makes communication between the components of the system possible and supports the latest 3D high-def vision system.

How Robotic Surgery Works

Using the da Vinci Xi® surgical system for complex, delicate, minimally invasive procedures provides our robotic surgery specialists with the following advantages:

  • Superior vision (10X magnification)
  • Enhanced dexterity
  • Greater precision
  • Ergonomic comfort during surgery

During a da Vinci® robotic surgery, the surgeon operates remotely from behind a console beside the operating room table. The procedure begins with the assistance of a specialized team stationed at the patient’s bedside. First, the surgeon manually makes several small incisions, through which the surgical team then inserts the robotic arms. Three of the robotic arms are equipped with small surgical instruments. The remaining robot arm has a high-definition, 3-D endoscopic camera inside it, continuously transmitting real-time magnified, high-definition images to the vision system screen in the surgical console.

The da Vinci Xi® seamlessly translates the surgeon’s natural hand, wrist, and finger movements from controls at the computer console to the robotic surgical instruments inside the patient’s body, allowing for exceptionally precise procedures.