The daVinci surgical system allows surgeons to perform robot-assisted surgery through tiny incisions. It is designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. A number of procedures can be performed with da Vinci, including certain gynecologic, urologic, thoracic and cardiovascular surgeries. Most often, patients experience a shorter surgical experience and a quicker inpatient recovery with the minimally invasive approach. This short video demonstrates how the da Vinci surgical system works.