Da Vinci ® Robotic Surgical System:
The Da Vinci Surgicial System is powered by state-of-the-art
The system allows your surgeons hand movements
to be scaled, filtered, and
translated into precise movements of
micro-instruments within the operative site.
Dr. Lennert was the first
urologist to perform laparoscopic robotic surgery in the Lehigh
Valley. Various urologic procedures can be performed in this
manner. Examples include prostate cancer surgery, bladder
surgery, kidney surgery, and adrenal surgery.
The Da Vinci Surgical
System enhances surgical capabilities by enabling the performance
of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The system
cannot be programmed nor can it make decisions on its own.
The Da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be
performed with direct input from your surgeon.This System has
been successfully used in thousands of prostate cancer procedures
Da Vinci ® System
Technology: Da Vinci
System Technology Video
The Surgical Treatment : Radical
Open Prostatectomy Incision:
One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer
involves surgical removal of the prostate gland, known as
radical prostatectomy. Traditional radical
prostatectomy requires a large, 8-10 inch incision. this
open surgery commonly results in substantial blood loss,
a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery and the risk of impotence
Da Vinci ® Prostatectomy Incisions
: A Less Invasive Surgical Procedure
If surgery is recommended to treat your prostate
cancer, you may be a candidate for this new, less-invasive
surgical procedure which offers numerous positive benefits.
This procedure incorporates a state-of-the-art
surgical system that helps your surgeon see vital anatomical
structures more clearly and to perform a more precise surgical
Recent studies suggest that Da Vinci® Prostatectomy
may improve cancer control and reduce the risk of urinary
incontinence and impotence following surgery.
For most patients, Da Vinci ® Prostatectomy
offers numerous potential benefits over open prostatectomy
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less Pain
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss and transfusions
- Less scarring
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
Explore the Da Vinci ® System:
The Da Vinci ® Surgical System
provides superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater
precision and ergonomic comfort, making
it possible for Dr. Lennert to perform minimally
invasive procedures involving complex dissection or reconstruction.
This ultimately raises the standard of care for Dr. Lennert's
complex surgeries, translating into numerous potential patient
In Site Vision:
The high-resolution 3D stereo viewer is
designed to provide surgeons with an immersive
conventional approaches, the target anatomy appears at high
in brilliant color and with natural depth of field. This allows
to dissect nerves accurately with minimal trauma
and allows for greater nerve preservation
during the operation.
To perform a procedure, the surgeon uses the console’s
controls to maneuver the patient-side cart’s four
robotic arms, which securely hold the
patented EndoWrist instruments
and high-magnification endoscopic camera.
The Endowrist instruments’ jointed-wrist
design exceeds the natural range of motion
of the human hand; motion scaling and tremor
reduction further interpret and refine
the surgeon’s hand
These Endowrist instruments move like a human wrist,
but allow for increased dexterity,
maneuverability and precision.
The Da Vinci ® Surgical System:
A Da Vinci Prostatectomy Patient Education Video
Link has been added below.
This video offers further understanding of
surgical method is changing the
experience of prostate surgery.
Da Vinci Patient Education