FIRST in DC to have the daVinci® Surgical System, surgeons at The George Washington University Hospital International Institute for Robotic Surgery have mastered the robot, performing more than 3,000 robotic procedures:
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Minimally invasive surgical techniques allows surgeons to operate through small incisions or existing body openings, rather than use the large incisions required in traditional open surgery. In conventional laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures, a surgeon’s vision, access and range of motion are limited because of the way surgical instruments enter the body.
The daVinci System
The daVinci Surgical System helps alleviate that problem by allowing surgeons to maneuver into confined spaces within the body with 3D magnification while providing a greater range of motion and precision with specialized instruments.