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Surgical Robot

About the Technology

The state-of-the-art da Vinci S robot uses the latest advances in technology to cut and manipulate tissue
in the same way as a surgeon would when carrying out open surgery. But unlike the surgeon, the robot
does this through a tiny hole. This can reduce the pain and blood loss caused by open surgery and
minimise the patient’s hospital stay and recovery time.

Our surgical teams are also able to use da Vinci's extended vision, higher magnification and unparalleled
3D imagery to enable even greater precision in their work.

The robotic surgical system we use is the most advanced of its kind and allows the surgeon to control
sophisticated laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) instruments. 

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally Invasive or ‘Laparoscopic’ Surgery is commonly known as ‘keyhole surgery’ and is typically
performed through small rather than large incisions.

Here at Mid Essex Hospital’s Trust, we use our state-of-the-art da Vinci S robot to perform a growing
number of minimally invasive surgical procedures due to the great number of benefits to our patients.


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