Robotic Surgeries Using The Da Vinci System And Laparoscopic Surgery

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Introduction The purpose of this investigation is to look at robotic surgeries using the Da Vinci System and laparoscopic surgeries to see, which one is better for a hospital to purchase based on cost effectiveness. These two styles of surgery have their own strengths and weaknesses, and the style that is better will be decided based upon variables, such as types of surgeries it can be used for, cost, etc. The field of medicine has advanced significantly in the past two decades. This is because of the innovation that has taken place with computers, making them smaller and faster. Computers are now placed in almost all devices to help to make them more stable and safer to use. The idea of laparoscopic surgery cannot be traced back to a…show more content…
Originally there were two robotic systems, one was the Zeus System and the other was the Da Vinci System. The Da Vinci system quickly overtook the Zeus system, and the company that developed the Zeus system is now under control Intuitive Surgical Systems. (Fischer, 2012) The Da Vinci System has advanced since its birth, and is more prominent today. This robot has gone through many redesigns to keep up with the changing field of medicine. The Da Vinci robot is able to perform surgeries with the help of a surgeon guiding the robot. This makes surgery easier, efficient, and recovery time is decreased. The robot has revolutionized how surgeries now take place, because they are less intrusive and help patients have a faster recovery time; however, these robots are very expensive for hospitals and the cost to have a surgery using one of these robots differs from one hospital to another. These robots are the future of medicine, and soon the robot will be able to perform all types of surgeries with the help of a surgeon. Currently the Da Vinci System can be used to perform a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, prostatectomy, colectomy, hernia repair, pulmonary lobectomy, cardiac surgeries, gastric bypass, and hysterectomy. These are a significantly greater amount of procedures that can be performed, in comparison to laparoscopy. The Da Vinci system was an idea that was first developed by the Stanford Research Institute in 1980. After that almost 19 years were spent developing
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