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Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Upgrades Robotic Surgery System

Dec 28, 2018

IMG_3501-compressorSierra Vista Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the recent acquisition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System.

Sierra Vista has been utilizing robotic-assisted surgery since 2009 and continues to expand its multi-specialty program, empowering physicians to offer exceptional surgical care to their patients and enhance minimally invasive surgical offerings. The hospital was the first program on the Central Coast to offer robotic-assisted surgery.

The da Vinci Xi System was designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. The system can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.

“We are thrilled to expand our robotic surgical capabilities used for minimally invasive procedures,” said Mark Lisa, CEO of Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. “Residents on the Central Coast have access to this cutting-edge technology right in their backyard.”

The new system offers three dimensional high definition visualization and allows for enhanced dexterity and greater precision and control for the surgeon. The surgeon is 100-percent in control of the robotic-assisted da Vinci System, which translates their hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.

Key features include:

  • A new overhead instrument arm architecture designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position.
  • A new endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved vision definition and clarity.
  • An ability to attach the endoscope to any arm, providing flexibility for visualizing the surgical site.
  • Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion than ever before.
  • Longer instrument shafts designed to give surgeons greater operative reach.

Benefits of robotic-assisted surgery for patients include reduced trauma to the body, reduced blood loss and need for transfusions, less post-operative pain and discomfort, less risk of infection, less scarring and faster recovery.

The da Vinci Xi System is an expandable technology platform that is designed to accommodate and seamlessly integrate a range of current technologies, as well as future innovations, in areas such as imaging, advanced instruments and anatomical access.

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