Watch! Dr. Nasseri performs a Robotic Sigmoid Resection

One of the many great advantages of Robotic Surgery is the three dimensional visualization and seven degrees of instrument articulation which allow for meticulous dissection. Another amazing feature of the da-Vinci robot is the Firefly Imaging System which enables real-time visual assessment of vessels, blood flow and related tissue perfusion. As you'll see in the video,using the Firefly System in conjunction with an injectable fluorescent dye, tissue with blood flow illuminates in a green color and tissue without blood flow appears gray in the surgeon's view making it easy to identify and avoid major vessels and ducts such as the ureter.