Wellington Regional Announces Expansion of Robotic Surgery Program, Acquires Second da Vinci® Surgical System

Monday, March 5, 2018
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Wellington Regional Medical Center (WRMC) recently announced that it has acquired the da Vinci Xi™ Surgical System, which is a sophisticated robotic platform offering an advanced minimally invasive option for major surgeries in the areas of gynecologic, urologic, thoracic, bariatric and general surgery. This is the second da Vinci Surgical System at WRMC.

“The da Vinci Xi Surgical System is an upgraded, more sophisticated version of the system that WRMC has utilized since 2013,” said Robbin Lee, CEO at WRMC. “By providing the most up-to-date technology for our surgeons, they are able to provide patients with a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery that reduces many of the costs and complications associated with open procedures.”

The new da Vinci Xi System has broader capabilities than prior generations of the da Vinci System. It can be used across a wide spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for complex, multi-quadrant surgeries. The system was designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery for complex diseases and conditions in gynecology, urology, thoracic, bariatric and general surgery.

“The new surgical system is a four-armed robot that offers greater range of motion and reach,” said Srinivas Kaza, MD, Chief of Surgery at WRMC.  “In addition, the instruments function like a human wrist, with seven planes of movement. All of these features combined help to minimize the risk to the patient.”

The da Vinci Xi has a 3D high definition vision system, special instruments and computer software that allow the surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.  The benefits of using the robot can include smaller incisions, less blood loss, less pain, shorter hospital stays and a quicker return to work.

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