Since the introduction of the da Vinci System more than five years ago, the da Vinci System has been used successfully in tens of thousands of procedures. Its safety and efficacy have been documented in hundreds of clinical publications. The literature supporting da Vinci’s use is extensive, covering all surgical specialties where the System is used.

To the left are links to bibliographies organized by specialty, providing clinical evidence that supports the use of the da Vinci System. Links to abstracts available on the National Library of Medicine’s website are provided for your reference.

For complete, full-text articles:

Within the listing on The National Library of Medicine website, you’ll find links to publishers’ sites, which sell electronic copies. Web-based document delivery services are also available (search for “document delivery services” or “document delivery supplier”) that may help with more complex requests.

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.