The da Vinci System is designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach, and is controlled by a surgeon from a console, powered by robotic technology that allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. One of the instruments is a laparoscope – a thin tube with a tiny camera and light at the end. The camera sends images to a video monitor in the operating room to guide doctors during surgery.The camera offers an actual stereoscopic picture transmitted to the surgeon’s console. To eliminate hand tremor the surgeon’s hand movements are scaled a filtered before being translated into micro-movements of the proprietary instruments. The surgical instruments are inserted through small plastic tubes
(often used to administer oxygen and fluids).