Is a Robot Changing Surgery Forever?

May 28, 2019

Two decades ago Intuitive Surgical introduced the future in modern medical practice: the da Vinci Robotics Surgical System. Since the system’s inception in 2000, Austin Urology Institute and Dr. Koushik Shaw have been among the very first in the state to implement the modern marvel into their practice.

He has since amassed 15 years of experience with robotic surgery, and more specifically, nearly a decade of mastery and versatility with the da Vinci Surgical System. Dr. Shaw also regularly attends Da Vinci robotics seminars and tutorials and has been an instructor on the Da Vinci robotics platform. He is truly setting the stage for the future of this innovation.

– Robotic Pyeloplasty
– Robotic Prostatectomy
– Partial Nephrectomy

Dr. Shaw and the Austin Urology Institute have emerged an industry standard through proficiency in the da Vinci Robotics technology. It’s as evident as ever with the Austin Urology Institute now being one of a few select centers in the United States to debut the da Vinci SP fourth-generation Surgical System.

“The da Vinci SP system is a remarkable piece of engineering that will open doors to types of surgery we can only now imagine.” – Romney Abaza

What does this groundbreaking medical tech mean for you?

Thousands of previous patients who have experienced Dr. Shaw’s expertise with the da Vinci Surgical System could give you many different answers. But, in the newest da Vinci Robotics product there’s a special feature that is incredibly exciting:

A single incision for surgery.

With the ability to achieve precision unattainable by the human hand and utilize a magnified 3-D high-definition vision system and tiny-wristed instrument, the latest da Vinci Surgical System modernizes surgery even more. Think Nintendo’s Wii for advanced robotics surgery. Procedures from prostatectomies to kidney surgery will be completely different.

Previous generations of the da Vinci Surgical System have provided Dr. Shaw’s patients with smaller incisions, less pain, blood, scarring, and a much faster recovery time(patients typically return home within 24-48 hours). The same will remain true with the da Vinci SP Surgical System, though on a dramatically reduced scale. The da Vinci SP is a single-port system, reducing incisions from 5 to 1, and incisions can often be as small as 1⁄2 inch.

Through a single 2.5 cm cannula, an award-winning surgeon such as Dr. Shaw is empowered with the control of three fully-wristed, elbowed instruments, and the first fully-wristed da Vinci endoscope. In turn, Shaw is able to ensure narrow, deep access, and broad versatility while you experience the most minimally invasive surgical method in medicine.

Holding the title belt

Dr. Shaw’s level of expertise is matched only by the enthusiasm of his team and the caliber of his equipment. This is why Shaw is revered as a 5-star rated Urologist, and why the Austin Urology Institute is just one of a few select centers across the entire country to provide the Da Vinci SP Surgical System for their patients. When an exemplary Urologist has a leading-edge, state of the art system in the palm of his hands, there’s no reason to pursue your prostate, kidney, or vasectomy procedure elsewhere.

With one call to Dr. Shaw and the Austin Urology Institute at 512-694-8888, you’re quite literally in the best hands possible; both his and those of the da Vinci SP Surgical System.