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da Vinci ® SI System Robotic Surgery at Our Los Angeles Center

The Finest Robotic-Assisted Surgical System

Do you want to return to normal activities sooner than with traditional surgery? miVIP Surgery Centers offer a range of minimally invasive treatments that allow patients to return to normal activities faster than most conventional approaches.

We are dedicated to providing the finest in minimally invasive procedures. We are leaders in the field of robotic surgery, and we are driven to provide exceptional care and a broad range of the latest surgical procedures. Our goal is the best possible outcomes with the least possible discomfort and maximum convenience for our patients.
miVIP uses the finest in surgical systems: the da Vinci® SI Surgical System. A recognized leader in robotic surgical devices, the da Vinci SI Surgical System has the built-in ability to evolve and offers increased flexibility, expanded capabilities and enhanced precision.

The da Vinci SI Surgical System

Traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopic surgery both have limitations. The da Vinci SI system is designed to overcome those limitations. The da Vinci SI System is a sophisticated robotic platform that adds to the surgeon's capabilities and allows a broad range of major surgical procedures to be performed minimally invasively instead of by traditional open surgery.

The da Vinci SI uses small incisions through which a specially trained surgeon can use miniature instruments and a high-definition 3D camera to perform surgical procedures. Seated throughout the procedure at the da Vinci SI console, your surgeon can see a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the area in which he is operating. Using state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies, your surgeon's hand movements are scaled, filtered and seamlessly translated into the precise micro-movements of the da Vinci SI instruments. Rest assured, da Vinci cannot be programmed and it cannot make any decisions or movements by itself. Your surgeon is in complete control at all times.

Given its great accuracy and exquisite precision, the da Vinci SI Surgical System allows our surgeons to operate in areas once considered unreachable with minimally invasive surgical instruments, while significantly reducing any damage to anatomical structures around the surgical site. This means procedures can be performed in a shorter time span with better outcomes, including less pain and a faster recovery.
da Vinci SI Surgical System Features

Unique in its field, the da Vinci SI Surgical System is the only technology commercially available that offers surgeons the precision, dexterity and control of traditional open surgery, while performing procedures through incisions that are smaller than three-quarters of an inch long.

The da Vinci SI Surgical System has the following components:


  • Surgeon's console, where your surgeon sits throughout your procedure
  • A cart with four robotic arms, which the surgeon finely controls to perform the procedure
  • High-definition imaging syste
  • Patented, flexible and highly precise EndoWrist instruments

Seated comfortably at the da Vinci SI console, your surgeon operates while watching a magnified, high-definition 3D image of the body's interior. Via master controls, your surgeon has precise, real-time control of the instruments on the robotic arms. The da Vinci SI translates his hand, wrist and finger movements into precise movements of miniaturized instruments on the patient cart.

da Vinci's patient cart has up to three EndoWrist instruments and a 3D camera. Your surgeon introduces the precisely controlled EndoWrist instruments into the body through dime-sized incisions. Your surgeon has available a range of instrument types to ensure he has the exact tools necessary for precision and control to perform your surgery safely and well.

da Vinci is constantly evolving as new enhancements further improve the system. miVIP surgeons now use two of the system's latest enhancements:

  • Fluorescence imaging: highlights previously difficult-to-see vasculature and other structures, which increases precision and leads to less tissue damage.
  • Single-port technology: reduces the number of incisions to just one.

da Vinci at miVIP

Our patients at miVIP Surgery have come to expect highly successful outcomes. Therefore, we offer the broadest possible range of robotic-assisted procedures in an outpatient setting. Our outpatient surgical services include:

  • Gynecology – hysterectomy, myomectomy and endometriosis resection
  • Urology – radical prostatectomy
  • Bariatrics – gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, lap band and gastric band
  • Thoracic – lobectomy, wedge resections, robotic thymectomy, robotic lymph node surgery and sweaty palm surgery
  • General Surgery – cholecystectomy, Heller myotomy and pancreatectomy

Who is a Candidate for da Vinci Surgery?

Although surgery using the da Vinci system is not for everyone, most people are candidates. Please consult your doctor to decide whether minimally invasive surgery is the right choice for you and your particular condition. Before making a decision, we urge you to take the time to learn about all the treatment options, as well as your physician's experience with the da Vinci system.

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