The da Vinci Surgical System is a brand of surgical equipment. It provides for complex surgeries using a minimally invasive approach, using 540 degrees of wristed motion which is impossible to obtain by laparoscopic or open means. The surgeon operates the equipment by console.
The da Vinci Surgical System is mostly used in general surgery procedures.
- Seattle Grace Hospital: Initially planned to be purchased as early as season 2 of Grey's Anatomy, it was put-off in order to settle the nursing staff strike. However, Chief Webber was able to purchase the da Vinci system a year later, sometime before July.
- St. Ambrose Hospital: Dr. Addison Montgomery used the da Vinci to operate on Susan Grant to successfully resect a gynecological tumor.